Date & Time: May 6, 1983
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky - Klyuchi
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Following an uneventful flight from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Airport, the crew started the descent to Klyuchi Airport when he encountered below minimum visibility due to heavy snow falls. On final approach, the aircraft descended below the glide when he struck tree tops and crashed in a wooded area. All 6 crew and 29 of the 31 passengers (conscripts) were killed.
Wrong approach configuration on part of the flying crew.