Date & Time: Nov 4, 1953 at 2155 LT
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Irkutsk – Chita – Magdagachi – Khabarovsk
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Aircraft flight hours:
During a final approach completed by night and marginal weather conditions, the airplane hit tree tops located 5,620 meters short of runway threshold. Upon impact, the left wing was sheared off and the airplane crashed 358 meters farther in a dense wooded area. The aircraft was destroyed and all five crew members were killed.
The aircraft was approaching Magdagachi Airport at an insufficient altitude following a wrong altimeter setting on part of the flying crew.