Date & Time: Oct 19, 2006 at 0730 LT
Type of aircraft:
PZL-Mielec AN-2
Operator:
Registration:
UK-70152
Flight Type:
Training
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Aranchi - Aranchi
MSN:
1G137-26
YOM:
0
Country:
Uzbekistan
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
2
Pax on board:
13
Pax fatalities:
13
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
15
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft was engaged in a military training exercise with 2 pilots and 13 soldiers (paratroopers of the Special Forces) for a routine local paratroop flight. Few minutes after takeoff, the crew decided to return to Aranchi airport due to deteriorating weather conditions. On final approach, patch of fog reduced visibility and the aircraft descended below the MDA. It eventually crashed few km from airport and was destroyed by impact forces. All 15 occupants were killed.