Date & Time: May 24, 1962 at 1853 LT
Type of aircraft:
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Magnitogorsk – Ufa – Kazan – Gorki – Moscow
Nizhny Novgorod oblast
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Aircraft flight hours:
Shortly after takeoff from Gorki-Strigino Airport, while climbing to a height of 140-150 meters, the left engine failed. The crew was unable to feather the propeller and the captain elected to make an emergency landing when he was forced to make a sharp turn to the left to avoid obstacles (building and factory's chimney) when the airplane banked left, causing the left wing tip to struck the ground. The airplane crashed in flames in a field located in Bolchoye Doskino, some 7 km southwest of the airport. A passenger was slightly injured while all 20 other occupants were killed.
Failure of the left engine during initial climb for undetermined reason, maybe due to a carburetor issue.