Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2MS in Naryan-Mar: 4 killed
Date & Time: Dec 19, 2017 at 1027 LT
Narian-Mar – Kharuta
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The single engine aircraft (an Antonov An-2TP that was converted in 2014 with a TPE331 turbine engine) departed Naryan-Mar Airport on a schedule service (flight NYA9280) to Kharuta, Republic of Komi, carrying 11 passengers and two pilots. Shortly after takeoff, while climbing to a height of 30-40 metres, the aircraft entered an excessive nose-up attitude then rolled to the right, stalled and crashed in a snow covered field. A passengers was killed and 12 other occupants were injured. In the evening, two other passengers died and a fourth passed away on 10 January 2018.
Loss of control during initial climb due to the combination of an excessive weight (the total weight of the aircraft was 42 kilos above MTOW) and a CofG that was too far aft, well above the permissible limit (32%). Poor flight preparation.