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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Date:Sunday 3 April 2016
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 2R
Registration: RA-54828
C/n / msn: 1G184-35
First flight: 1979
Total airframe hrs:6782
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:1 km (0.6 mls) E of Aksarino, Zainsky District (   Russia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
An Antonov 2R biplane sustained substantial damage in an accident near Aksarino. The aircraft impacted terrain while engaged in agricultural operations. The aircraft carried 1200 kg of fertilizer which was being applied on behalf of the Agros Group.

Probable Cause:

CAUSE (translated from Russian): The most likely cause of the accident with the aircraft AN-2 RA-54828 after takeoff to perform agricultural operations was a spontaneous engine shutdown due to ingress of water in the fuel system. The most likely cause of water entering the engine fuel system was a violation of refueling procedures.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: MAK
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 80 days (3 months)
Accident number: Final report
Download report: Final report

» Russian Emergency Situations Ministry, Tatarstan Republic


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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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