Date & Time: Apr 1, 2018 at 1530 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 401
Operator:
Registration:
RA-1272G
Flight Type:
Private
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Plain
MSN:
401-0112
YOM:
1968
Country:
Russia
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Few minutes after takeoff from Stavropol Airport, the pilot informed ATC about an engine failure and elected to return. Unable to maintain a safe altitude, the pilot attempted an emergency landing when the airplane belly landed in an open field located in Pelagiada, about 10 km northwest of the airport, slid for dozen meters and came to rest. The pilot was injured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.