Date & Time: Apr 3, 2016 at 0732 LT
Type of aircraft:
PZL-Mielec AN-2
Registration:
RA-54828
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Plain
Schedule:
Aksarino - Aksarino
MSN:
1G184-35
YOM:
16
Country:
Russia
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
6095
Aircraft flight hours:
6782
Circumstances:
The pilot, sole on board, was engaged in a spraying mission in a field located near Aksarino, Republic of Tatarstan, and the aircraft was carrying a load of 1,200 kilos of fertilizers. Shortly after takeoff, while climbing, the engine encountered technical problems. The pilot elected to make an emergency landing when the aircraft crash landed in a field and came to rest. The aircraft was severely damaged while the pilot escaped unhurt.
Probable cause:
Investigations revealed that the fuel was contaminated with water. After takeoff, the contaminated fuel entered into the fuel supply system, causing the engine to fail. It is reported that the aircraft was refueled from a truck.
Final Report:
RA-54828.pdf796.57 KB