Date & Time: Nov 26, 1967 at 1300 LT
Type of aircraft:
Baku - Kizlyar - Stavropol - Kharkiv
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Aircraft flight hours:
On the leg from Kizlyar to Stavropol of a positioning flight from Baku to Kharkov for overhaul, the crew encountered below-minima weather conditions (low clouds and snowfall). He failed to return and decided to continue in such conditions when the airplane struck the slope of a mountain located northwest of Dubovka (Aleksandrovskoye district of the Stavropol region). A pilot and the passenger (an aircraft mechanic) were killed while the second pilot was seriously injured.
Poor judgement on part of the flying crew who decided to continue the flight in poor weather conditions. The lack of ATC assistance and some technical issues with the VHF radio systems were considered as contributing factors.