Crash of an Antonov AN-2M in Breusovka: 2 killed
Date & Time: Jul 1, 1968 at 1642 LT
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Breusovka – Olkhovatka
7 014 20
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The pilot made an unauthorized leg from Breusovka (Kozelshchina district of the Poltava region) to Olkhovatka during crop-spraying operations from Olkhovatka with 2 unauthorized passengers on board. The aircraft suffered engine problems shortly after takeoff as the fuel was contaminated with water. The heavily intoxicated pilot (3.8 ‰) attempted an emergency landing in a field when the aircraft came down hard and broke up. The pilot and a passenger were killed while a second passenger was seriously injured.
Engine failure due to contaminated fuel. Intoxicated pilot.