AN-2 RA-33462 30.06.2016

Accident date30.06.2016
Investigation status
Aircraft registration numberRA-33462
Place of aircraft departure
Airport of departure
Intended destination
Intended Airport of arrival
Accident sitein the area of Novopokrovskoye village of Balashovsky district of Saratov region
Aircraft typeAN-2
Serial №
Aircraft operatorKrasny Kut Civil Aviation Flight School
Aircraft owner
The date of the completion of the investigation (report)27.06.2017
Number of fatalities2
Victims accuracy
Degree of aircraft destructionaircraft destroyed
Aviation typeCommercial
Works type

30 june 2016

The accident with An-2 RA-33462 aircraft occurred near Novopokrovskoye village, Balashovsky district, Saratov region (RF) on June 30, 2016. According to the available information the pilot and two passengers on board were killed, the aircraft was burnt down.

The Interstate Aviation Committee has assigned the Investigation team of the accident in accordance with the Russian Aviation Legislation. The Investigation team has started its work.

28 june 2017

The Interstate Aviation Committee has completed the investigation of the accident with Аn-2 RA-33462 agricultural aircraft operated by Krasny Kut Civil Aviation Flight School, occurred  in the Saratov Region (RF) on 30.06.2016.

Fatal accident with Аn-2 RA-33462 agricultural aircraft occurred during aerial works on crop-dusting and was caused most probably by the piloting error consisting in unintentional descent when performing a turn for the next crop-dusting round which resulted in the aircraft controlled flight into terrain.  

Most probably, the following factors contributed to the accident:

-        the PIC not trained for crop-dusting flight without first officer;

-        the PIC conducting the flight with a passenger on first-officer’s seat;

-        the presence of alcohol in PIC's and the passenger's bodies;

-        a possible transfer of the aircraft control from PIC to the passenger (former An-2 pilot) made by PIC;

-        violations of An-2 AFM and FAR-128 requirements on maintaining heights, bank angles during turns and flight speed while crop-dusting;

-       Krasny Kut Civil Aviation Flight School management not controlling crop-dusting operations at the fields.

Appropriate safety recommendations based on the investigation results were developed.