Narrative:The An-2 biplane was engaged in flights for the application of mineral fertilizers on the farm fields at the Kuban State Farm, Russia. On the seventh flight of the day the aircraft technician and an employee of the farm were also on board. The employee was also present in the cockpit. The captain handed over control of the airplane to the copilot while he turned to the farm employee to study the maps of the fields that needed to be processed.
|Date:||Monday 20 April 1970|
|Operator:||Aeroflot, North Kavkaz Civil Aviation Directorate|
|C/n / msn:|| 1G69-07|
|First flight:|| 1966|
|Total airframe hrs:||2681|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2|
|Total:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Phase:|| Maneuvering (MNV)|
|Departure airport:||Kuban State Farm Airport, Russia|
|Destination airport:||Kuban State Farm Airport, Russia|
While performing a low altitude procecure turn, the copilot lost control of the plane. The airplane rolled 45 degrees and impacted the ground. The captain and technician survived the accident.
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Distance from Kuban State Farm Airport to Kuban State Farm Airport as the crow flies is 0 km (0 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.