Date & Time: May 30, 2017 at 0640 LT
Type of aircraft:
Antonov AN-26
Operator:
Registration:
RF-36160
Flight Type:
Training
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Balashov - Balashov
MSN:
8001
YOM:
12
Country:
Russia
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a local training mission at Balashov Airfield, in the region of Saratov. On final approach, the airplane went out of control and crashed in flames in a field located 150 meters short of runway threshold. A crew member was killed while five others were injured. The aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire. It was reported by local military authorities that the accident may have been caused by an engine failure. The airplane had the dual registration RF-36160 and 79 red.
Crew:
Cpt Y. Tereshin,
Maj S. Rodionov,
Ens Frolov,
P. Halaimov,
I. Makhmoudov,
M. Artemiev. †