Date & Time: Nov 14, 1974 at 1528 LT
Type of aircraft:
Kiev - Donetsk - Voroshilovgrad
1470 014 25
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The crew departed Kiev-Zhuliany Airport bound for Donetsk and Voroshilovgrad on a calibration flight. Shortly after takeoff, while in initial climb, the pilot informed ATC about a fire on the right engine. The crew was cleared to return for an emergency landing but the situation deteriorated quickly when the airplane went out of control and crashed in flames in a field located 10,8 km from the airport. The aircraft was destroyed and all six occupants were killed.
Failure of the right engine that caught fire during initial climb after a fuel line ruptured, maybe due to fatigue cracks or corrosion.