Date & Time: Jul 8, 1998
Type of aircraft:
Charter/Taxi (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
Yakutsk – Kobyay – Sangar
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The aircraft was engaged in a special flight from Yakutsk to Sangar with an intermediate stop in Kobyay, carrying doctors who came to provide care to local populations. Few minutes after takeoff from Yakutsk-Magan Airport, while cruising at an altitude of 1,150 metres at a speed of 180 km/h, the engine started to vibrate and lost power, Also, the oil pressure dropped and the speed decreased. The captain attempted an emergency landing in a swampy area when the aircraft rolled for about 32 metres and nosed over. A passenger was killed and all other occupants were injured, four seriously.
Engine failure following the failure of the first cylinder and piston due to fatigue.