Date & Time: Jan 25, 1964 at 1120 LT
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Baiganin - Kenkiyak - Aktyubinsk
1 06 473 06
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Aircraft flight hours:
On the leg from Baiganin to Kenkiyak of a flight from Baiganin to Aktyubinsk, the crew encountered below-minima weather conditions (low clouds and fog), but failed to return to Baiganin and descended instead so that the aircraft crashed at a height of 273 metres into a hill (288 metres) located 18 km southwest of Kenkiyak. The copilot and two passengers were killed. The captain was seriously injured and all other passengers were slightly injured. The aircraft was destroyed.
It was determined that the crew decided to continue the descent to Kenkiyak in below-minima weather conditions instead of returning to Baiganin. Informations related to weather conditions and transmitted to the crew did not reflect the truth and were considered as too optimistic, which was considered as a contributing factor.