Accident Aeroprakt A-22 LS Foxbat RA-1683G, 16 Aug 2016
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Time:c. 12:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AP22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Aeroprakt A-22 LS Foxbat
Owner/operator:Forest Protection Aviation Siberia
Registration: RA-1683G
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Uray, Khanty-Mansi autonomous area, Western Siberia -   Russia
Phase: En route
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: MAK
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances while flying over a wildfire. The observer dead, the pilot was seriously injured.
Press reports, literally translated, say the aircraft was owned by "Siberian base of aviation protection of forests"

MAK Probable Cause : "The most likely cause of the accident with EEVS aircraft A-22LS RA-1683G was its stalling at a low altitude of flight as a result of loss of speed when the crew of forest firefighting work to extinguish the fire.

The accident is most likely due to a combination of the following factors:
- distraction of the attention of the FAC from the control over the speed of the flight while performing a forest fire inspection;
- a decrease in the fire above the established minimum safe height, which prevented the FAC from taking the aircraft out of the stalling regime;
- a significant turbulence, which is due to the strong ascending and descending air currents that form above the fire.
Artificial signaling about the approach of stalling (light or sound) on this plane was absent.
Based on the results of the investigation, recommendations have been developed to improve flight safety."



Final report:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: MAK
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

16-Aug-2016 09:46 gerard57 Added
16-Aug-2016 09:47 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
16-Aug-2016 10:39 Hans Gruber Updated [Time, Operator, Nature, Source, Narrative]
16-Aug-2016 14:59 Hans Gruber Updated [Registration, Operator, Source]
16-Aug-2016 15:59 Aerossurance Updated [Registration, Operator, Narrative]
17-Aug-2016 06:59 Kurt090 Updated [Source, Narrative]
19-Aug-2016 09:40 Hans Gruber Updated [Source]
18-Jun-2018 11:15 Captain Adam Updated [Source, Narrative]
24-Jun-2022 08:17 Hirurg Updated [Source]
24-Jun-2022 08:17 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report]

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