Date & Time: Apr 20, 1970 at 1015 LT
Type of aircraft:
Kuban - Kuban
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The crew was engaged in a crop spraying flight on behalf of the sovkhoz of Kuban. Following six successful mission in the morning, the crew embarked two passengers, a member of the farm and an employee of the pesticide company. While cruising at low height, the copilot-in-command initiated a turn to the right when the airplane banked right to 45° then stalled and crashed in a field. The copilot and a passenger were killed while both other occupants were injured.
The copilot made wrong manoeuvres at low height and lost control of the airplane. It was reported he was relatively inexperienced with a total of 422 flying hours. Also, the crew decided to embark two passengers which was against the published procedures.