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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Status:Final
Date:Thursday 26 March 2015
Time:00:46
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 2R
Operator:Agrotekhservice
Registration: UR-62681
C/n / msn: 1G179-11
First flight: 1978
Engines: 1 Shvetsov ASh-62IR
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Promin, Lutsk district, Volyn region (   Ukraine)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
An Antonov 2 biplane was destroyed when it impacted terrain and burned in Promin Village, Ukraine. Both occupants were killed.
The aircraft struck the roof of a house before it impacted terrain.
Burnt packages of cigarettes were found near the wreckage. The aircraft was likely used to smuggle cigarettes from Belarus. The accident occurred about 145 km south of the Belarus border.

Probable Cause:

Cause: During a visual approach at night the aircraft, unfit for night flights, lost altitude, resulting in a collision with obstacles on the ground, and subsequent collision with the ground. A contributing factor was that the crew was technically not allowed to fly the plane.

Sources:
» Kowel.com.ua
» LB.ua
» Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ukraine


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