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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Date:Friday 24 May 2013
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 2SX
Operator:Valor Air
Registration: EX-02015
C/n / msn: 1G153-56
First flight: 1974
Total airframe hrs:10995
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)
Departure airport:Tash Kumyr Airstrip, Kyrgyzstan
Destination airport:Tash Kumyr Airstrip, Kyrgyzstan
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.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: MAK
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 47 days (2 months)
Accident number: MAK Report on EX-02015
Download report: Final report


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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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