Date & Time: Jun 16, 1979 at 0400 LT
Type of aircraft:
Petropavlovsk - Petropavlovsk
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Parked at the airport, the single engine airplane was stolen in the early morning by a drunk pilot. After takeoff, while flying at low height over the city, the pilot initiated a sharp turn to the left when the aircraft struck a pillar. Out of control, it nosed down and crashed against the facade of an office building. Upon impact, the pilot was ejected and was slightly injured while the aircraft was destroyed.
Loss of control at low height after collision with obstacles. Pilot intoxicated.