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Last updated: 29 October 2020
Status:Final
Date:Sunday 9 October 2011
Time:11:28
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2R
Operator:private
Registration: RA-81514
C/n / msn: 1G208-14
First flight: 1984
Cycles:30385
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Zasovkaya, Krasnodar region (   Russia)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Zasovkaya Airstrip, Russia
Destination airport:Zasovkaya Airstrip, Russia
Narrative:
An Antonov 2R biplane was destroyed when it crashed near the village of Zasovkaya, Krasnodar Region, Russia. The pilot was seriously injured.
The airplane was prepared for a spraying flight on October 9, 2011. The engine was tested at 10:00 and worked satisfactory. The airplane was then flown from an airfield near Yaroslavl to an airstrip near Zasovkaya. From there the airplane started spraying sunflower fields. During one of the runs the airplane struck a lightning protection wire of a 110 kV power transmission line. The airplane crashed into a field, flipped upside down and caught fire.

Probable Cause:

CONCLUSION (translated from Russian):
The cause of the accident without casualties to the plane An-2 RA-81514 was a violation of the established safe obstacle clearance in the performance of aviation-chemical works, which led to a collision with the lightning protection wire transmission line and the ground.
A contributing factor was the performance of an incomplete flight crew. According to the An-2 Flight Manual the minimum crew for aerial chemical works is the commander of the aircraft and a co-pilot.

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: MAK
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 123 days (4 months)
Accident number: -
Download report: Final report

Sources:
» Ministry of Emergency Situations (MChS) of Russia, Krasnodar Region
» airdisaster.ru


Photos

photo of Antonov-An-2R-RA-81514
accident date: 09-10-2011
type: Antonov An-2R
registration: RA-81514
photo of Antonov-An-2R-RA-81514
accident date: 09-10-2011
type: Antonov An-2R
registration: RA-81514
photo of Antonov-An-2R-RA-81514
accident date: 09-10-2011
type: Antonov An-2R
registration: RA-81514
 

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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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