Date & Time: Feb 19, 1990 at 0853 LT
Mirny - Vostok
1460 009 38
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The crew was completing a supply mission to an expedition in Antarctica between both stations of Mirny and Vostok when the right engine failed. The crew attempted to make an emergency landing when the aircraft crash landed on a glacier located 560 km from Mirny Ice Station. All four occupants were rescued while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Failure of the right engine due to a loss of hydraulic pressure.