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Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R near Kyren: 6 killed

Date & Time: Jul 19, 2020 at 2030 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-71276
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Kyren - Kyren
MSN:
1G207-47
YOM:
1984
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The single engine airplane departed Kyren in the afternoon with four employees of the company and two pilots. The purpose of the flight was to familiarize them with the area of ​​the planned aviation chemical works for the processing of the silkworm. In the evening, the aircraft failed to return to Kyren and SAR operations were initiated, but abandoned few days later as no trace of the aircraft was found. More than a year later, on July 24, 2021, a group of tourist discovered the burnt wreckage near the Baikonur Pass, in a rocky area, at an altitude of 2,780 metres. The aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire and all six occupants were killed.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R near Dabady

Date & Time: Jun 9, 2019 at 1624 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-81519
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Kyren - Kyren
MSN:
1G208-19
YOM:
1984
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
6921
Captain / Total hours on type:
6912.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
3561
Aircraft flight hours:
3720
Circumstances:
The crew departed Kyren Airport on a crop spraying mission to treat forests. About 40 minutes into the flight, while flying at a speed of 140 km/h, the crew encountered downdrafts and the airplane lost height. Due to mountainous terrain, the crew made a turn to the right but the airplane continued to descend. The captain attempted an emergency landing when, at a speed of 85 km/h, the aircraft struck trees and crashed in a wooded area located 16 km southeast of Dabady. Both pilots were injured and evacuated to Irkutsk a day later. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Most likely, the reason for the accident with the An-2 RA-81519 aircraft was the execution by the flight crew along the route in the mountainous terrain to the area of ​​the AHR at an altitude not ensuring its safety, which did not allow crossing the mountain pass, led to the need to perform an emergency landing and damage to the aircraft.
The contributing factors were most likely:
- Non-consideration by the crew of a significant increase of the outside air temperature during the day,
- The crew did not set the altimeter properly,
- Lack of instrument control over the flight altitude,
- Downdraft air currents on the leeward side of the mountain slope;
- Operating fatigue, leading to a weakening of attention and a decrease in level of situational awareness.
Final Report:

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R in Nizhneudinsk

Date & Time: Jun 27, 2018 at 1507 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-62524
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Nizhneudinsk - Nizhneudinsk
MSN:
1G175-47
YOM:
1977
Flight number:
FU9350
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
14601
Circumstances:
The single engine airplane departed Nizhneudinsk Airport on a forest fire survey mission, carrying two observers and two pilots. Shortly after takeoff, while climbing to a height of about 150-170 metres, the engine started to vibrate. The captain decided to attempt an emergency landing when the aircraft crash landed in a marshy field located 4,9 km from the airport, coming to rest upside down. All four occupants escaped uninjured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R near Yeniseysk

Date & Time: Aug 26, 2017 at 1750 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-33036
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Yeniseysk - Yeniseysk
MSN:
1G218-23
YOM:
1986
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
5600
Captain / Total hours on type:
894.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
2160
Copilot / Total hours on type:
49
Aircraft flight hours:
4754
Aircraft flight cycles:
12934
Circumstances:
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.
Probable cause:
Loss of engine power due to the failure of the cylinder n°5 caused by a faulty manufacturing.
Final Report: