In the Penza region crashed light aircraft “Bekas X-32″, involved spraying the fields with chemicals. The pilot was killed, according to Privolzhsky investigatory management on transport of Investigatory Committee of the Russian Federation.
The collapse of the aircraft occurred on the morning of may 17 near a highway Bashmakovo – Zemetchino in the village Matcherka Zemetchinskogo district. According to preliminary data, SK, in the work plane snagged high-tension wires and crashed to the ground. The pilot received serious injuries and died on the spot. Upon state of emergency check is begun, the report said.
Verification concerns the enforcement of legislation on safety and legality of use of airspace, said to”Interfax” the senior assistant of the Volga transport Prosecutor Maya Ivanova. According to the Agency, at falling the plane has not touched the homes of local residents and farm buildings.
Similar incident with the same aircraft engaged in similar work happened in June of last year in Krasnodar region, but the pilot escaped with a broken leg.
In General, over the last eight years, there have been at least two dozen of crashes of these aircraft on the territory of Russia and Ukraine. The victims of these PE were more than 20 people – pilots and passengers.
X-32 Bekas – lightweight double multi-purpose aircraft, designed by the firm of “Lilienthal” in Kharkov (Ukraine). Commercially available since 1993. The plane was created as a training, but the main area of its use was agriculture.