Date & Time: Apr 23, 1966 at 1848 LT
Type of aircraft:
Labinsk - Labinsk
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Aircraft flight hours:
The crew was engaged in a crop spraying mission for a local sovkhoz located about 12 km east of the city of Labinsk. While cruising at low height, the pilot-in-command made a sharp turn when control was lost. The aircraft banked to a 50-60° angle then crashed in an open field. Both pilots and the sole passenger (an aircraft mechanic) were killed.
It was determined that the loss of control was caused by the fact that the pilot-in-command attempted to make a sharp turn at low height at an angle of minimum 45° which is prohibited as the procedure allows a max angle of 30°. It is believed the crew was distracted at the time of the loss of control.