Date & Time: Feb 1, 1994 at 1616 LT
Type of aircraft:
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Magadan - Omsukchan - Susuman - Magadan
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During the takeoff roll, at a speed of 170 km/h, the aircraft deviated to the right and collided with a snow bank. It cartwheeled and came to rest. While all 53 occupants evacuated safely, the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
It was determined that the runway surface was contaminated with snow and has not been cleared prior to takeoff. It was also reported that the runway lights and edge markings were not clearly visible due to snow.