Date & Time: Dec 1, 1967 at 1207 LT
Kyzyl – Teeli – Mugur-Aksy
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On the leg from Teeli to Mugur-Aksy of a flight from Kyzyl to Mugur-Aksy, the crew entered clouds while approaching Mugur-Aksy Airport and deviated from the approach path in the direction to the mountains. The decision to go around was correct but taken too late as the aircraft crashed at a height of 300 metres above the airport's elevation into the snow-covered slope of a mountain (2,123 metres) located some 7 km west of the airport. The aircraft caught fire and burnt out. While six passengers were killed, all eight other occupants, including both pilots, were seriously injured.
Wrong approach configuration on part of the flying crew who decided too late to attempt a go-around while descending in poor visibility. As the crew was non compliant with the published procedures, this caused the airplane to follow a wrong approach path. Lack of visibility caused by poor weather conditions was considered as a contributing factor.