Date & Time: Aug 28, 2011 at 0912 LT
Type of aircraft:
PZL-Mielec AN-2
Operator:
Phoenix
Registration:
RA-01105
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Plain
MSN:
1G239-50
YOM:
1991
Country:
Russia
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
1
Aircraft flight hours:
1208
Aircraft flight cycles:
4247
Circumstances:
Aircraft was performing a crop spraying flight in the district of Slavyansk on Kubani, in the Krasnodar region. Shortly after take off, engine lost power due to the use of sub-standard E95 fuel. Pilot started to drop the load of chemicals and attempted an emergency landing in a soya field near Baranikovski but the aircraft hit the slope of an irrigation drain, nosed over into the drain and burnt out. The pilot was killed as the observer was seriously injured. Russian authorities said the flight was illegal.
Probable cause:
Use of sub-standard E95 fuel. Operator's certificate was revoked by authorities three days prior to the accident.