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Accident description
Last updated: 25 April 2017
Status:Final
Date:Friday 24 May 2013
Time:10:02
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 2C/X
Operator:Valor Air
Registration: EX-02015
C/n / msn: 1G153-56
First flight: 1974
Total airframe hrs:10995
Cycles:34201
Engines: 1 Shvetsov ASh-62IR
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2,5 km (1.6 mls) NW of Jyl-Kol, Jalal-Abad region (   Kyrgyzstan)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Tash Kumyr Airstrip, Kyrgyzstan
Destination airport:Tash Kumyr Airstrip, Kyrgyzstan
Narrative:
An Antonov 2R biplane was destroyed in an accident in the Aksy district of Kyrgyzstan, killing all three on board.
The airplane operated on a fumigation flight to combat locusts on a hillside. It contacted power lines at a height of 15 m when flying into the sun.

Probable Cause:

The accident was caused by a combination of factors.
- The crew's attention was diverted from monitoring for the presence of obstacles in the flight path.
- Lack of recommendations for flight crew on how to conduct fumigation flights over hilly terrain without obstacle markings
The collision with the transmission lines was also caused by the fact that airplane flew towards the sun.

Sources:
» Lenta.ru

Official accident investigation report
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investigating agency: Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC / MAK) - Russia
report status: Final
report number: MAK Report on EX-02015
report released:10 July 2013
duration of investigation: 47 days (2 months)
download report: Final report EX-02015 (MAK Report on EX-02015)

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