Date & Time: Jan 26, 1989 at 2025 LT
Type of aircraft:
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
While parked and refueled at the Mirny Ice Station, the aircraft caught fire. Fire brigade arrived on scene in 10 minutes but the aircraft was already destroyed. Three crew members who were preparing the flight scheduled for midnight were killed. At the time of the accident, the outside temperature was -9° C. with good visibility (over 20 km) and a wind of 50 km/h (14 meters per second).
The exact cause of the fire could not be determined with certainty.