Date & Time: Jun 28, 2013 at 1100 LT
Type of aircraft:
Charter/Taxi (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
Khabarovsk - Samarga
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The single engine aircraft departed Khabarovsk on a charter flight to Samarga, carrying two pilots and seven fishermen flying to a fish camp. En route, the crew encountered engine problems and elected to return to Khabarovsk. Unable to maintain a safe altitude, the crew attempted to carry out an emergency landing when the airplane impacted trees and crashed in a wooded area, coming to rest in a small river. All nine occupants were injured, five of them seriously. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair.