Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R near Dabady

Date & Time: Jun 9, 2019 at 1645 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-81519
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Kyren - Kyren
MSN:
1G208-19
YOM:
1984
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
3690
Circumstances:
The crew departed Kyren Airport at 1600LT on a crop spraying mission to treat forests. About 40 minutes after departure, while flying at a speed of 140 km/h, the crew encountered downdrafts and the airplane lost height. Due to mountainous terrain, the crew made a turn to the right but the airplane continued to descend. The captain attempted an emergency landing when, at a speed of 85 km/h, the aircraft struck trees and crashed in a wooded area located 16 km southeast of Dabady. Both pilots were injured and evacuated to Irkutsk a day later.