Date & Time: Feb 1, 1995
Pevek - Cape Schmidt
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
On final approach to Cape Schmidt, the pilot mistakenly put the engines on idle, causing the aircraft to lose height and to struck the ground 15 metres short of runway. It bounced, landed 20 metres further then lost its right main gear and came to rest 225 metres further. all 10 occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. The wreckage was still present at Cape Shmidt (N68.87953 W179.37426) by May 2013.
Loss of control on short final after the pilot mistakenly put the engines on idle.