Date & Time: Jun 23, 1981 at 2125 LT
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The crew departed Dnepropetrovskoye, in the suburb of Tselinograd, at 2115LT, on a short flight to a local airport located 12 km from there, following a spraying mission on behalf of the sovkhoz of Dnepropetrovskoye. While flying at a speed of 220 km/h in a relative low altitude, the single engine airplane banked left to an angle of 25° then nosed down and crashed in an open field located 3,5 km from the point of departure, bursting into flames. All three occupants were killed.
It was determined that the loss of control was the consequence of downdrafts and unpredictable turbulences from a thunderstorm area approaching the accident zone. A poor flight preparation was considered as a contributing factor.