Accident
Last updated: 26 July 2014
Estado:Final
Fecha:martes 11 abril 2006
Hora:15:05
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 2R
Operador:Kapoly Air
Registración: LZ-1178
Numéro de série: 1 174(473)17
Año de Construcción: 1962
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 2
Total:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Kozlovets (   Bulgaria) show on map
Fase: Maniobras (MNV)
Naturaleza:Agricultura
Aeropuerto de Salida:Kozlovets, Bulgaria
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Kozlovets, Bulgaria
Descripción:
The pilot was performing the 12th flight of the day spraying crops. Before the 12th take-off the pilot allowed to two unauthorized persons to go on board, an 11-year old boy, who occupied a right seat, and a 22-year old man, who was standing behind the seats. Take-off was performed at 14:51. During the left turn at a speed of 140-150 km/h the An-2 descended from altitude of 5-10 m, struck the ground, left lower wing first, crashed and was destroyed by fire. Both adult men were killed while the boy suffered the serious injures.

PROBABLE CAUSE: Poor judgement, lack of discipline, overconfidence in his personal ability on the part of the pilot. He allowed creating a dangerous situation, flying at the extremely low altitude. The pilot was performing the sharp maneuvers, banking the aircraft up to 50 degrees (probably to impress his passengers). Contributing factors:
- There was no a co-pilot on board (contrary to regulations).
- Lack of the supervision on the part of the company (operator)

Fuentes:
» Ministry of Transport, Aircraft Accident Investigation Unit Accident Report
» Translation: Dmitriy Yertsov


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