Date & Time: Aug 3, 1979 at 1156 LT
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Smolensk – Velikiye Luki – Leningrad
76 05 09
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On final approach to Leningrad-Rzhevka Airport, at a speed of 165 km/h, the right engine failed. The crew initiated a go-around maneuver and elected to feather the right propeller without success. The aircraft banked right to an angle of 25° then nosed down to an angle of 30° and crashed in flames in a wooded area located 500 meters short of runway threshold. The wreckage was found 550 meters to the right of the runway extended centerline. The aircraft was partially destroyed by a post crash fire and while four passengers were seriously injured, all 10 other occupants were killed.
Failure of the right engine on final approach due to the destruction of the camshaft.