Date & Time: Apr 24, 1987 at 1645 LT
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Geographical / Geophysical / Scientific
Lake, Sea, Ocean, River
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The single engine aircraft departed Chokurdakh Airport with four scientists and a crew of five on board. The goal of the mission was to locate landing zones in the Arctic region and Laptev Sea. After landing on a drifting icy floe, the skis went through the ice and the aircraft came to rest. All nine occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft sank and was lost.