Date & Time: Apr 3, 2016 at 0732 LT
Type of aircraft:
Aksarino - Aksarino
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Aircraft flight hours:
The pilot, sole on board, was engaged in a spraying mission in a field located near Aksarino, Republic of Tatarstan, and the aircraft was carrying a load of 1,200 kilos of fertilizers. Shortly after takeoff, while climbing, the engine encountered technical problems. The pilot elected to make an emergency landing when the aircraft crash landed in a field and came to rest. The aircraft was severely damaged while the pilot escaped unhurt.
Investigations revealed that the fuel was contaminated with water. After takeoff, the contaminated fuel entered into the fuel supply system, causing the engine to fail. It is reported that the aircraft was refueled from a truck.