Date & Time: Oct 9, 2011 at 1128 LT
Type of aircraft:
Zasovskaya - Zasovskaya
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Pilot was performing a spraying mission on sunflower plantations in Zasovskaya, Krasnodar kray. While flying at low altitude and preparing for a new low pass, the single engine aircraft hit power cables, stalled and crashed in flames in an open field. Aircraft was destroyed and the pilot was seriously injured.
The cause of the accident without casualties to the plane An-2 RA-81514 was a violation of the established safe obstacle clearance in the performance of aviation-chemical works, which led to a collision with the lightning protection wire transmission line and the ground. A contributing factor was the performance of an incomplete flight crew. According to the An-2 Flight Manual the minimum crew for aerial chemical works is the commander of the aircraft and a co-pilot.