Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R near Yeniseysk
Date & Time: Aug 26, 2017 at 1750 LT
Yeniseysk - Yeniseysk
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The single engine aircraft departed Yeniseysk in the afternoon on a spraying mission over forest area, carrying two pilots. About 40 minutes into the flight, while completing a third pass at an altitude of about 400 metres, smoke spread in the cockpit. The crew decided to return to Yeniseysk when few minutes later, the engine lost power. Fuel leaked from the engine and spread over the windshield. The crew reduced his altitude to 50 metres and the speed to 85 km/h, preparing for an emergency landing. With the flaps down to 45°, the aircraft collided with trees and crashed in a wooded area located 75 km north of Yeniseysk. Both pilots were slightly injured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Loss of engine power due to the failure of the cylinder n°5 caused by a faulty manufacturing.