Date & Time: Dec 19, 2016 at 0445 LT
Type of aircraft:
Ilyushin II-18
Operator:
Registration:
RF-91821
Flight Type:
Military
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Plain
Schedule:
Kansk - Tiksi
MSN:
185 0080 03
YOM:
1965
Country:
Russia
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
32
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While approaching Tiksi, the crew encountered an unexpected situation and decided to attempt an emergency landing. The four engine aircraft belly landed in a snow covered field located about 30 km from Tiksi Airport, slid for several yards and came to rest, broken in three. All 39 occupants were evacuated, among them 19 were injured, three seriously.