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Last updated: 18 January 2022
Date:Sunday 9 September 2012
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2P
Operator:Aeroklub Bydgoski
Registration: SP-FMA
MSN: 1G163-35
First flight: 1976
Engines: 1 Shvetsov ASh-62IR
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Bydgoszcz Airport (BZG) (   Poland)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Bydgoszcz Airport (BZG/EPBY), Poland
Destination airport:Bydgoszcz Airport (BZG/EPBY), Poland
The Antonov 2P was engaged in dropping skydivers near Bydgoszcz Airport, Poland. The copilot was seated in the left hand seat and an instructor was seated on the right hand side. The copilot was under training.
The final approach and landing was carried out with full flaps and the aircraft touched down on both main wheels with the aircraft aligned horizontally. Upon application of the brakes the aircraft nosed down.

Probable Cause:

The reason (cause) of the event (translated from Polish):
Error in piloting techniques, with the decision of landing on the main landing gears with a too weak head wind, which prevented the touchdown at the proper balance tilting moments, leading to the aircraft nosing down on the propeller, propeller destruction and damage the tip of the lower left wing.
An influence on the case was incorrect use of flap at 39.5°.
The circumstances conducive to the occurrence of the event:
1. Flat shaft angle of flight without using the three-point position of the aircraft on landing.
2. Lack of a distinguished reaction from the instructor.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: SCAAI Poland
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: 1153/12
Download report: Final report

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