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Last updated: 17 October 2017
Datum:dinsdag 11 april 2006
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 2R
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Kapoly Air
Registratie: LZ-1178
Constructienummer: 1 174(473)17
Bouwjaar: 1962
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 2
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Kozlovets (   Bulgarije)
Fase: Manoeuvreren (MNV)
Soort vlucht:Sproeivlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Kozlovets, Bulgarije
Vliegveld van aankomst:Kozlovets, Bulgarije
The pilot was performing the 12th flight of the day spraying crops. Before the 12th takeoff 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. Takeoff 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:

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)

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


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