Date & Time: Apr 3, 2015
Type of aircraft:
Antonov AN-74
Registration:
RA-74056
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Longyearbyen – Barneo
MSN:
470 98 951
YOM:
5
Country:
Russia
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
10
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
4883
Aircraft flight cycles:
1690
Circumstances:
The approach to the Barneo Ice Station was completed in poor weather conditions. In low visibility, the aircraft touched down hard with an acceleration of 2,4 g. This caused the right main gear to partially collapse and the aircraft came to rest in a nose up attitude. All 17 occupants escaped uninjured and despite the fact that the damages were slight, it was decided to abandon the aircraft that would not be repaired.