Date & Time: Jun 26, 1976 at 0811 LT
Type of aircraft:
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Kazan - Cheremshan
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Aircraft flight hours:
Shortly after takeoff from Kazan Airport, while climbing, the crew encountered engine problems. The captain decided to maintain a low altitude and initiated a turn to the left when the engine failed completely 18 seconds later. While turning to the left at an angle of 20-27° and at a speed of 135 km/h, the airplane stalled, struck telephone wires and crashed in flames. The captain was killed while 10 other occupants were injured. The aircraft was destroyed.
Engine failure at low height after takeoff over a populated area. The main cause of engine failure was a rupture of the cylinder n°8, which caused a leak and overheating. The presence of cracks in the right magneto slider BSM-9 also contributed to the engine failure. This caused the fuel-air mixture in the intake manifold to ignite.