Date & Time: Jun 29, 1972 at 0732 LT
Type of aircraft:
Astrakhanka - Astrakhanka
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During a crop-spraying flight for the sovkhoz (state farm) of "Pervomaiski" located in the Astrakhanka district of the Tselinograd region, the airplane went out of control while completing a right turn at low height, stalled and crashed in flames. The captain was killed while the copilot was seriously injured.
It is believed that the loss of control was the consequence of the rupture of the right-hand rudder control cable.