Date & Time: Jul 14, 2015 at 1650 LT
Type of aircraft:
Tupolev TU-95
Operator:
Registration:
RF-94204
Flight Phase:
Flight
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Plain
Schedule:
Ukrainka - Ukrainka
MSN:
00854
YOM:
0
Country:
Russia
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
2
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a training/reconnaissance mission from Ukrainka. While cruising at a height of 5,000 metres in clouds and icing conditions, three engines failed. The crew was able to bail out at an altitude of 3,500 metres and the aircraft then crashed in a tundra located some 30 km from Litovko, Amur district of the Khabarovsk region. Five crew members survived while two others were killed. The registration of the 'Bear' was dual RF-94204 and 77 Red.
Causes:
Engine failure caused by icing.