Accident Antonov An-2R RA-40389,
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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
Year of manufacture:1987
Engine model:Shvetsov ASh-62IR
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial, written off
Location:Selektsionny, Lgovsky district, Kursk region -   Russia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Lgov Airstrip
Destination airport:Lgov Airstrip
Investigating agency: MAK
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
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.

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
Report number: final report
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report




photo (c) MAK; Selektsionny, Lgovsky district, Kursk region; August 2019

photo (c) MAK; Selektsionny, Lgovsky district, Kursk region; August 2019

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