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Status:Final
Date:Thursday 18 April 2002
Time:12:05
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2R
Operator:Bulair
Registration: LZ-1147
MSN: 1G160-06
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kostandenetz (   Bulgaria)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Svalenik Airstrip, Bulgaria
Destination airport:Svalenik Airstrip, Bulgaria
Narrative:
The pilot started the aerial application without a work plan. With speed reduced, the pilot attempted a 90 degree turn. The co-pilot cautioned about a tree 8 m high. When the co-pilot intervened, the pilot pushed his hands off the controls. The aircraft struck the tree and crashed. A breathalyser test of the pilot indicated presence of alcohol.

Classification:
Flightcrew member's alcohol, drug usage
Loss of control

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep 3/02


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Antonov An-2

  • 18000 built
  • 619th loss
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 Bulgaria
  • 30th worst accident (at the time)
  • 31st worst accident (currently)
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