Date & Time: Sep 21, 1988 at 1003 LT
Type of aircraft:
Belkachi – Aiykam
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Aircraft flight hours:
The aircraft departed Belkachi at 0851LT on a cargo a flight to Aiykam (Ayan district of the Khabarovsk region) with a load of diesel fuel on board for a total weight of 1,100 kilos (ETA in Aiykam was 0955LT). En route, weather conditions deteriorated and the crew continued the flight into clouds. After the crew deviated from the planned flight path, he missed Aiykan Airfield and elected to return. While cruising at an altitude of 1,090 meters in clouds, the aircraft struck the eastern slope of a mountain (1,100 meters high) located some 10 km east of Aiykam, at N58°00'15" E134°10'09". The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and post crash fire and both occupants were killed.
Controlled flight into terrain after the crew decided to fly in limited visibility conditions below the minimum prescribed altitude.