Accident Antonov An-2SX EX-02015, Friday 24 May 2013
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Date:Friday 24 May 2013
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Antonov An-2SX
Owner/operator:Valor Air
Registration: EX-02015
MSN: 1G153-56
Year of manufacture:1974
Total airframe hrs:10995 hours
Cycles:34201 flights
Engine model:Shvetsov ASh-62IR
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:2,5 km NW of Jyl-Kol, Jalal-Abad region -   Kyrgyzstan
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Tash Kumyr Airstrip
Destination airport:Tash Kumyr Airstrip
Investigating agency: MAK
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
An Antonov 2R biplane was destroyed in an accident in the Aksy district of Kyrgyzstan, killing all three on board.
The airplane operated on a fumigation flight to combat locusts on a hillside. It contacted power lines at a height of 15 m when flying into the sun.

The accident was caused by a combination of factors.
- The crew's attention was diverted from monitoring for the presence of obstacles in the flight path.
- Lack of recommendations for flight crew on how to conduct fumigation flights over hilly terrain without obstacle markings
The collision with the transmission lines was also caused by the fact that airplane flew towards the sun.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: MAK
Report number: MAK Report on EX-02015
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 month
Download report: Final report




photo (c) Interstate Aviation Committee; Jyl-Kol, Jalal-Abad region; May 2013

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