Date & Time: Nov 5, 1972 at 1358 LT
Type of aircraft:
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Udskoye – Chumikan – Tugur – Nikolayevsk-on-Amur
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Aircraft flight hours:
Three minutes after takeoff from Udskoye Airport, while climbing to a height of 100 meters, the pilot-in-command initiated a left turn when the airplane banked left then lost height and crashed in flames in a wooded area located 200 meters from a house. The aircraft was destroyed and all nine occupants were killed.
The loss of control was the consequence of a sharp turn at an altitude less than 100 meters with gusting winds at 15 meters per second while the pilot was intoxicated. Investigations reported that the crew failed to prepare the flight according to the published procedures and that they precipitated the departure. An unauthorized passenger boarded and the crew failed to contact ground after liftoff.