Date & Time: Mar 30, 2010 at 1400 LT
Type of aircraft:
Antonov AN-74
Operator:
Polartrans
Registration:
RA-74017
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Executive
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Ivanovo - Moscow
MSN:
47195015
YOM:
2004
Country:
Russia
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Just after lift off, at a height of 3 meters, left engine thrust reverser deployed. Procedure was aborted but the aircraft overran and came to rest with the cockpit partially separated. All five crew members were injured while both pilots were seriously injured. Aircraft was damaged beyond repair. In a VIP version, it was used by the FSB's Director Nikolai Patrushev.
Probable cause:
Thrust reverser deployed accidentally on left engine after rotation due to poor maintenance.