Narrative:The Antonov had just dropped ten parachutists at Togliatti, Samara region, when two of the parachutists were caught by the wind, ending up into the river Volga near the Lunocharski settlement and drowned. Both pilots of the Antonov tried to point out their location to the rescuers but descended too low. A wing touched the surface of the river and the aircraft crashed and sank. Both pilots managed to escape.
|Date:||19 AUG 1998|
|C/n / msn:|| 1G43-15|
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Lunocharski (Russia)
|Phase:|| Maneuvering (MNV)|
» Michel Roch/Soviet Transports
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.