ASN Aircraft accident Antonov An-2R RA-40389 Selektsionny, Lgovsky district, Kursk region
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Wednesday 28 August 2019
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2R
Registration: RA-40389
MSN: 1G223-13
First flight: 1987
Engines: 1 Shvetsov ASh-62IR
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Selektsionny, Lgovsky district, Kursk region (   Russia)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Departure airport:Lgov Airstrip, Russia
Destination airport:Lgov Airstrip, Russia
The Antonov An-2 was engaged in spraying a field of sunflowers when it touched tree tops at 12-15 m during a low-level turn. The aircraft then hit the ground, causing the left-hand upper wing to break.

Probable Cause:

The aircraft accident with the An-2 RA-40389 aircraft was caused by a collision with tree crowns and subsequent ground impact. It is most likely that the following factors contributed to the aircraft accident:
- flying at an altitude that does not provide safe passage over an obstacle when performing aerial application;
- failure to take into account the presence of artificial and natural obstacles in the flight area;
- the absence of the pilot's caution when flying at an extremely low altitude;
- influence of wind and turbulence.
It is not excluded that the aircraft may have been controlled by alcohol intoxication.

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: MAK Russia
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 154 days (5 months)
Accident number: final report
Download report: Final report


Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground



photo of Antonov-An-2R-RA-40389
accident date: 28-08-2019
type: Antonov An-2R
registration: RA-40389
photo of Antonov-An-2R-RA-40389
accident date: 28-08-2019
type: Antonov An-2R
registration: RA-40389


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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