Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R in Băleni
Date & Time: Jun 6, 2018 at 1410 LT
Băleni - Băleni
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The crew was completing a crop spraying flight in Băleni and was spraying insecticides on fields. While passing from a field to an other, the crew failed to realize his altitude was insufficient when, passing over a road, the airplane struck the roof of a truck. Out of control, the airplane crash landed in a field and came to rest, bursting into flames. Both pilots were injured and the aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire.
The accident was the consequence of a loss of control following an in-flight collision with a truck. The crew failed to observe the potential traffic passing on the road while flying at a very low height of three metres above the ground, which was considered as a contributing factor.