Date & Time: Jun 27, 2018 at 1507 LT
Type of aircraft:
Nizhneudinsk - Nizhneudinsk
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The single engine airplane departed Nizhneudinsk Airport on a forest fire survey mission, carrying two observers and two pilots. Shortly after takeoff, while climbing to a height of about 150-170 metres, the engine started to vibrate. The captain attempted an emergency landing when the aircraft crash landed in a marshy field located 4,9 km from the airport, coming to rest upside down. All four occupants escaped uninjured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
The accident was the consequence of a total engine failure during initial climb for reasons that could not be determined. The fact that the field was waterlogged and did not permit a safe landing was considered as a contributing factor.