Out of 67 planes used for introduction of agricultural chemical substances, 50 are from the times of the Soviet Union. Valery Yevtushenko stated this during the seminar “Modern technologies in agricultural production: unmanned flights and plant protection system”, writes “Agro-Center”.
He reminded that there were three air crashes during fieldwork last year. All three cases were fatal – three pilots died.
Two crashes occurred in the Sumy region and one in the Chernihiv region.
In July 2018, a plane crashed near the village of Nikolaevka in the Romny district of the Sumy region. According to preliminary data, it was there to process corn fields. The pilot died. And near the village of Zarudzha in the Romny district of the Sumy region, a light-jet plane “X-32 Bekas” crashed. The pilot died. The accident occurred during the spraying of fields with agricultural chemicals.
In the Chernihiv region, a Mi-2 helicopter crashed. It worked above fields and caught a transmission line with its propeller. Five villages were left without electricity. The pilot, a resident of the Kirovograd region, had no documents that allowed him to control the vehicle. He died.