Date & Time: Oct 3, 1957
Type of aircraft:
Geographical / Geophysical / Scientific
1 09 473 04
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The crew was engaged in a geophysical mission in the Chukotka okrug. While approaching a mountainous area, the airplane was too low and the pilot elected to gain height. In a steep angle, the aircraft stalled and crashed on a rocky terrain. All occupants were slightly injured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Lack of experience on part of the pilot-in-command on that kind of mission. Also, the flight was not prepared according to procedures in place.