Date & Time: Aug 9, 1967 at 0857 LT
Type of aircraft:
Aravan - Aravan
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On a crop-spraying flight from the airstrip of Kolkhoz (collective farm) im. Zhdanova (Aravan district of the Osh region) when the crew committed a mistake in handling the fuel system, causing the engine to flame out. Instead of preparing for a forced landing in a field, the crew elected to restart the engine. The aircraft lost height then collided with trees next to a house, destroyed the roof of the house, came down 15 metres further on and caught fire. Both pilots were killed.
Poor judgement on part of the crew following fuel selector error in flight.