Date & Time: Nov 14, 1996 at 1302 LT
Type of aircraft:
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Koslan – Vazgort – Puchkoma – Chuprova – Vazgort – Most Pyssa – Koslan
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
While parked at Most Pyssa for a short period of time (a 20 minutes stop), on a flight from Vazgort to Koslan, weather conditions deteriorated with snow falls. The crew failed to remove the snow from the aircraft prior to departure. After takeoff, while climbing, the crew initiated a turn to the left when the aircraft stalled and crashed in a wooded area, bursting into flames. The copilot survived while 14 other occupants were killed.
The crew decided to takeoff without proceeding to a pre-departure cleaning of the aircraft that was contaminated with snow. At low height and speed, the aircraft stalled during the first turn and crashed.