Date & Time: Sep 4, 2005 at 1255 LT
Type of aircraft:
Ekimchan - Udskoye - Chumikan
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The aircraft departed Ekimchan on a flight to Chumikan with an intermediate stop in Udskoye, carrying two pilots, one passenger and a load of food. Eight minutes after takeoff, while flying in poor weather conditions, the single engine aircraft struck the slope of Mt Bryus (1,767 metres high) located in the Selemja Mountain Range, some 19 km east of Ekimchan. The wreckage was found 12 days later, at an altitude of 1,560 metres. All three occupants were killed.
Controlled flight into terrain after the crew decided to continue the flight under VFR mode in IMC conditions. It is possible that the crew lost his sense of orientation shortly after takeoff.