BEKAS-103 RA-0285A 08.05.2017

Accident date08.05.2017
Investigation status
Aircraft registration numberRA-0285A
Place of aircraft departure
Airport of departure
Intended destination
Intended Airport of arrival
Accident sitein the area of Zhelanovka locality of the Michurinsk district of the Tambov region
LatitudeN 53°10.04'
LongitudeE 040°42.32'
Aircraft typeBekas-103
Serial №
Aircraft operatorPrivate person
Aircraft ownerPrivate person
The date of the completion of the investigation (report)29.08.2017
Number of fatalities0
Victims accuracy
Degree of aircraft destructionaircraft substantially damaged

report_ra-0285a.pdf (2.72 MB)

Aviation typeCommercial
Works typeAerial pest control works

10 may 2017

On 08.05.2017 the accident with Bekas-103 RA-0285A private aircraft occurred near Zhelanovka locality, Michurinsk district,Tambov region (RF). According to the available information the pilot on board was injured. 

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

30 august 2017

Investigation team of the Interstate Aviation Committee has completed the investigation of the accident with Bekas 103 RA-0285A FVSP private aircraft occurred in the Tambov region (RF) on 08.05.2017.

The non-fatal accident of Bekas 103 RA-0285A aircraft  occurred due to its collision with the overhead transmission line wire in course of a low-altitude flight when crop-dusting.  

Most probably the accident was possible due to combination of the following factors:

-  the  absence of PIC’s authorization for crop-dusting; 

-  the late initiation of the flight altitude increase maneuver to pass over the overhead transmission line;  

-  the   absence of aeronautical charts and the failure to perform check familiarization flight at the expected aerial works’ site; 

-  the inadequate management of crop-dusting; 

-  the absence of power line wires' marking at the accident site area. 

Appropriate safety recommendations based on the investigation results were developed.