Date & Time: Feb 6, 2016 at 1246 LT
Type of aircraft:
PZL-Mielec AN-2
Operator:
Light Air
Registration:
RA-40204
Flight Phase:
Flight
Survivors:
No
Site:
Plain
Schedule:
Sterlitamak – Zilair – Akyar – Orsk – Akyar – Sterlitamak
MSN:
1G219-54
YOM:
1986
Country:
Russia
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
2
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
1
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
3
Aircraft flight hours:
6952
Aircraft flight cycles:
20236
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a flight from Sterlitamak to Orsk and back via Zilair and Akyar, taking part to an oil pipeline survey mission for the oil company Transneft. While flying at low height, the crew attempted a turn when the single engine hit the ground and crashed in a snowy field located 2 km southwest of Gai, about 25 km north of Orsk. The aircraft was destroyed and all three occupants were killed. At the time of the accident, visibility was reduced to 800 meters and down to 300 meters by location. The cloud bas was at 90 meters with freezing fog.