Date & Time: Aug 28, 1974
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Charter/Taxi (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
Lake, Sea, Ocean, River
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The crew was engaged in a special flight to repatriate 10 children from vacations in the region of Andryushkino, Yakutia. Following a poor judgement and a poor flight preparation, the crew landed on a too small lake whose length was 380 meters, while a minimum distance of 850 meters was required. With a total weight of 5,050 kg, the single engine airplane struck the bank during takeoff, causing the floats to be damaged. The crew continued the takeoff and upon landing on a second lake few minutes later, the airplane crashed. All 12 occupants escaped without serious injuries while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Poor flight preparation and poor judgment on part of the crew.