Date & Time: Nov 2, 1956 at 0430 LT
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Moscow – Gorky – Izhevsk – Sverdlovsk – Omsk
184 355 07
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Aircraft flight hours:
The aircraft departed Izhevsk Airport at 0220LT bound for Sverdlovsk and continued at an assigned altitude of 2,400 meters. On final approach to Koltsovo Airport, at a height of 250 meters, the right engine failed. The airplane lost height, struck trees and crashed. Both pilots were killed while all three other occupants were injured. The aircraft was destroyed.
Failure of the right engine because it was connected to a empty fuel tank. Poor flight supervision on part of the flying crew and failure of the crew to switch the fuel selector on a suitable tank in due time.