Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2TP near Amakinskaya
Date & Time: Oct 9, 2003
Olenek - Amakinskaya
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The single engine airplane departed Olenek on a cargo flight to Amakinskaya (Aykal) with two pilots on board and a load consisting of five fuel drums for a total weight of 900 kilos. While cruising at an altitude of 1,150 metres, the engine exploded and stopped. The crew elected to carry out an emergency landing in a field located 49 km north of Amakinskaya-3 Airport. On landing, the aircraft hit small trees and crashed. Both pilots escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
The engine failure was the consequence of a fatigue fracture on the n°1 cylinder.