Date & Time: May 3, 1981 at 1603 LT
Type of aircraft:
Voskhod - Voskhod
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Following spraying operations for the sovkhoz (state farm) of 'Runo' located in Novopokrovskaya, the pilot decided to conduct a local flight with two unauthorized passengers on board. While flying at a height of about 20-25 meters, the pilot initiated a steep left turn when the airplane went out of control and crashed in a wooded area. Both passengers were killed and the pilot was seriously injured. The aircraft was destroyed.
It was determined that the pilot had not sufficient experience in such mission and he decided to conduct a local flight without any copilot on board and with two unauthorized passengers.