Date & Time: Jun 9, 1963 at 0745 LT
Type of aircraft:
Rishtan - Rishtan
1142 473 07
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Aircraft flight hours:
The crew was engaged in a spraying mission on local cultures in Rishtan. Following five uneventful rotations over the fields, the crew was ready for a sixth circuit when technical problems were encountered with the spraying equipment. While cruising at a height of about two meters, the attention of the crew was focused on the technical issue and the pilot-in-command failed to see a tree that the aircraft struck with its left wing. Out of control, it crashed into the ground and was destroyed. The copilot was killed and the captain was seriously injured.
The crew's attention was focused on a technical issue of the spraying equipment and failed to pay attention to the flight.