Date & Time: Mar 30, 2010 at 1400 LT
Type of aircraft:
Ivanovo - Moscow
471 95 015
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Just after liftoff, at a height of about 3 meters, left engine thrust reverser deployed. The takeoff procedure was aborted but the aircraft veered off runway and came to rest in a field with the cockpit partially separated. All five occupants were injured, both pilots seriously. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair. Configured in a VIP version, it was used by the FSB's Director Nikolai Patrushev and flying back to Moscow at the time of the accident.
The thrust reverser deployed accidentally on the left engine after rotation due to inappropriate maintenance.