Date & Time: Aug 7, 1957 at 0915 LT
Type of aircraft:
Khatanga – Ust-Kara – Moscow
6 60 23 05
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
While cruising under VFR at an altitude of 2,100 meters, the right engine failed and caught fire. The crew elected to extinguish the fire but without success. Shortly later, the engine detached and struck the right tail, causing the aircraft to enter a spin and to crash in a steppe located about 55 km west of Mys Kamenny. The aircraft was destroyed upon impact and all 6 crew members were killed.
Right engine fire in flight due to the failure of the gearwheel.