Date & Time: Jul 24, 1963 at 0740 LT
Type of aircraft:
Karaganda - Aktobe
165 473 16
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Aircraft flight hours:
Early in the morning, the pilot wanted to meet his spouse but they were already separated and she does want to see him. Intoxicated, he went to the airport and decided to takeoff with an Antonov AN-2 bound for Aktobe. Drunk, he insulted the air traffic controller and was able to takeoff. Three minutes after rotation, while at a height of 20 meters, the airplane banked left to a 50-60° angle, plunged into the earth and crashed near the terminal. The airplane was destroyed and the pilot was killed.
The pilot was dismissed, upon his request, one month prior to the accident and his capabilities and performances were reduced as he was intoxicated at the time of the accident.