Date & Time: Mar 30, 2010 at 1400 LT
Type of aircraft:
Ivanovo - Moscow
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
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.
Thrust reverser deployed accidentally on left engine after rotation due to poor maintenance.