Date & Time: Jun 22, 1991
Type of aircraft:
PZL-Mielec AN-2
Operator:
Yugavia
Registration:
CCCP-62627
Flight Phase:
Flight
Survivors:
No
Site:
Plain
MSN:
1G178-19
YOM:
9
Country:
Russia
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
2
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
3
Aircraft flight hours:
9226
Circumstances:
On a crop spraying flight for the kolkhoz (collective farm) "Zavyety Lenina" in the Mikhailovka district of the Volgograd region, when the engine developed problems while the aircraft was flying at a height of some 5-10 metres (probably the right group of tanks had run dry). The intoxicated pilot did not cope with the situation so the aircraft crashed 6 km south of Sukhov-2-I. The pilot and both passengers (local guides) were killed.
Probable cause:
Engine failure and pilot intoxicated.