Date & Time: Jan 13, 2005 at 1720 LT
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Charter/Taxi (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
Vanavara - Tura
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Following an uneventful flight from Vanavara, the crew started the descent by night to Tura Airport. Weather conditions were marginal with a visibility of 3,500 metres and light snow. After being cleared to land, the crew continued the approach. At a speed of 160 km/h, the crew initiated a right turn. In a 10° nose down and a right bank of 40°, the aircraft impacted trees and crashed in a snow covered forest located 9,6 km southeast of the airport. The wreckage was found a day later near the Bazhenov River and all nine occupants were killed, among them the regional director of the Department of Transport and the vice-governor of the Evenkiya region.
Controlled flight into terrain following a wrong altimeter setting. The lack of visibility was a contributing factor.