Date & Time: Jun 12, 1976 at 1332 LT
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Nizhneangarsk – Novy Uoyan – Angarakan – Nizhneangarsk
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Aircraft flight hours:
On approach to Nizhneangarsk Airport, the crew encountered low clouds. The visibility was limited and the crew lost visual contact with ground. While at an altitude of 150 metres, the airplane struck tree tops and crashed in flames in a wooded area located 4 km short of runway. The aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire and while two passengers were seriously injured, all five other occupants were killed.
The accident was the consequence of the crew’s violation of the rules for flight operations in accordance with the published procedures established by ULP. Weather and ATC were not considered as contributing factors.