Date & Time: Apr 18, 1980 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Moscow - Ulyanovsk
7 73 031 03
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
On a flight from Bykovo to Ulyanovsk when the crew forgot to extend the flaps before take-off and the landing gear was retracted too early so that the tail struck the runway. The captain tried to take off anyway but the aircraft was not able to lift off, hit the perimeter wall of the airport, crossed a road, collided with buildings and caught fire. All 5 crew and 6 out of 42 passengers injured.
Wrong take off configuration and poor coordination on part of the crew.