Date & Time: Oct 21, 1941 at 1045 LT
Type of aircraft:
Ermakovskoye – Abakan
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Aircraft flight hours:
In the early morning, the crew completed a training flight from Abakan to Ermakovskoye with an intermediate stop in Kuragino. The airplane landed at 1000LT at Ermakovskoye Airfield then departed on a back trip to Abakan. After takeoff, the pilot climbed to a height of 10 metres then made a 180 turn bound to Abakan. While flying at low height some two km from the airfield, the airplane collided with a tall pine, lost height and crashed 150 metres further. The pilot was injured and the cadet was killed.
Lack of discipline on part of the pilot who continued the flight at an unsafe altitude to clear the local obstacles.