Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R in Kistenovo: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jul 13, 2020 at 0410 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-40851
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
1G174-47
YOM:
1977
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a spraying mission near the village of Kistenovo (about 160 km southeast of Nizhny Novgorod). In unclear circumstances, it appears that the aircraft struck high tension wires then crashed in a field, bursting into flames. The captain was seriously injured while the copilot was killed. Two days later, the captain died from his injuries.