ASN Aircraft accident Antonov An-2R HA-MDP Fertöszentmiklós Airport
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Wednesday 19 June 2013
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2R
Operator:Gergely Air
Registration: HA-MDP
MSN: 1G185-44
First flight: 1979
Total airframe hrs:4327
Engines: 1 Shvetsov ASh-62IR
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:ca 0,5 km NE of Fertöszentmiklós Airport (   Hungary)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Fertöszentmiklós Airport (LHFM), Hungary
Destination airport:Fertöszentmiklós Airport (LHFM), Hungary
The An-2 was operating on mosquito-killing tasks out of Fertöszentmiklós Airfield, Hungary.
For the planned 3 hours of flight, the tanks were filled with a total of 1046 liters of chemicals and 1200 liters of fuel. The take-off mass of the aircraft then exceeded the maximum take-off mass by at least 150 kg.
At 17:45 local time, the aircraft rolled onto a grassy area parallel to runway 16 and began taking off with a 15° flap position.
The pilot said that he felt that the engine's performance was slightly below normal, but considered it justified by the high outside temperature (33-34°C). After becoming airborne the pilot noticed increasing engine vibrations. He turned to the left to avoid the high-voltage power line ahead. Altitude at that time was 3 meters. In order to increase lift, he raised the flaps to 20° and then to 25°, but he continued to lose height during the turn. The left wing tip hit a corn field, followed by the undercarriage. The aircraft nosed down and came to rest. The collision caused the engine to run out of lubricating oil, which caused a fire. The fire was extinguished by the pilot using a hand fire extinguisher.
There was no personal injury and the aircraft was severely damaged.

Probable Cause:

Cause (translated from Hungarian):
- The turn the pilot attempts at low altitude and low speed under the circumstances.
Indirect causes:
- high ambient temperatures,
- the static load on the airplane at its maximum permissible level,
- dust filter switched on unnecessarily,
- unjustified use of carburettor heating,
- increase propeller angle in the given flight position,
- reducing engine power in the given flight position by taking back the throttle.

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: TSB Hungary
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 10 months
Accident number: 2013-166-4P
Download report: Final report

Forced landing outside airport



photo of Antonov-An-2R-HA-MDP
accident date: 19-06-2013
type: Antonov An-2R
registration: HA-MDP


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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