Date & Time: May 7, 1982 at 2042 LT
Type of aircraft:
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Kemerovo – Novokuznetsk – Tashtagol
1122 473 02
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On the leg from Novokuznetsk to Tashtagol of a flight from Kemerovo to Tashtagol, the crew encountered below minima weather conditions with low clouds and rain/snow falls. The crew decided to continue and deviated from the prescribed flight path to the left by 8 km when the airplane crashed at a height of 1,050 metres into the wooded slope of the cloud covered Mt Pustag (1,570 metres high) located some 25 km north of Tashtagol. All three crew members including a check pilot and both passengers were killed.
The crew decided to continue the flight in below weather conditions and failed to return.