Date & Time: Oct 30, 1941 at 1745 LT
Type of aircraft:
Tupolev ANT-40 (PS-40/PS-41)
Tashkent - Tashkent
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Aircraft flight hours:
The crew departed Tashkent-Yuzhny Airport on a local training flight. Shortly after takeoff, while climbing, the left engine failed. The crew attempted to return for an emergency landing when the airplane stalled and crashed on the laboratory of a textile factory located 2,5 km northwest of the airport, bursting into flames. Both occupants were killed and there were no casualties on the ground.
Poor flight preparation on part of the crew who failed to recognize that the fuel valve of the left engine was closed prior to takeoff. Failure of the crew to maintain control of the airplane on one engine.