Date & Time: Aug 2, 2003 at 1230 LT
Type of aircraft:
Antonov AN-2
Operator:
Registration:
D-FONE
Flight Phase:
Flight
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Plain
Schedule:
Essen-Duisbourg-Düsseldorf-Essen
MSN:
181 473 18
YOM:
1957
Country:
Germany
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
12
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
5836
Captain / Total hours on type:
3900
Circumstances:
On a special flight for the German operator Sachsische Luftfahrt Service, the single engine was carrying 12 pax and a crew of two. On course, while flying at 1,500 feet, the engine lost power and the pilot elected to carry out an emergency landing near a sport center. On landing in a field, the aircraft skidded 200 metres before crashing in trees. Nobody was hurt but the aircraft was written off. The German authorities said that a red light came on in the cockpit few seconds before the engine lost power due to fuel problem but both pilots did not see the red light.