One of the versions of the failure of two engines at once on the An-28 aircraft in the Tomsk region could be low-quality kerosene, This version was published by the TV channel REN TV Friday 16 July.
It is noted that if the fuel is stored improperly, moisture gets into it from the atmosphere. In this regard, after each refueling of the aircraft, it is necessary to drain the sludge from the tanks. Moreover, if water is found at the very bottom, the flight should be prohibited until refueling.
However, in small aircraft, this procedure is often ignored by technicians. It was the water in the kerosene that could have caused the An-28 engines to stop, since it could freeze in the kerosene, and the ice chips simply clogged the fuel lines and engine filters.
It is clarified that the fuel storage where the plane was last refueled was presumably sealed by investigators of the Investigative Committee of Russia for an examination.
The An-28 aircraft of the Siberian Light Aviation (SILA) airline performed a flight from the city of Kedrovy to Tomsk on July 16. After takeoff, the aircraft stopped communicating. The crew did not report any problems on board. The emergency beacon on the missing plane went off 160 km from the village of Kolpashevo.
Soon the hard landing site for An-28 was found in the Bakcharsky district of the Tomsk region. All 18 people on board survived.
According to An-28 pilot Farukh Khasanov, both engines of the aircraft failed before an emergency landing. At the same time, the crew managed to land the plane in an open area in the middle of the taiga, which saved the lives of the passengers.
Siberian Light Aviation Airlines intends to pay passengers 100 thousand rubles.
The Mi-8 rescue aircraft delivered 12 passengers of the plane to Tomsk. The doctors sent them to the Tomsk Regional Clinical Hospital. Six more passengers will arrive in the city by bus. Later it became known that two people were hospitalized.