Date & Time: Jul 7, 1962 at 1327 LT
Type of aircraft:
Tonkeris - Tonkeris
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Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Aircraft flight hours:
The crew was engaged in a crop spraying mission on a rice field owned by the Tonkeris kolkhoz. After seven operations completed successfully, the crew prepared an eighth rotation. After a straight-in flight over few hundred yards at low height, the pilot-in-command made a turn to the right when control was lost. The airplane crashed in a field and came to rest upside down. Both pilots were killed.
It was determined that the crew failed to prepare the flight properly and did not proceed to a preflight check of the spraying area. However, the exact cause of the loss of control remains unclear.