Narrative:Crashed on take-off when a trimmer changed position unintentionally and a prop feathered simultaneously. Only the tail gunner survived.
|Date:||Saturday 31 January 1959|
|Operator:||Soviet Air Force|
|Registration:|| registration unknown|
|C/n / msn:|| 8900202|
|First flight:|| 1958|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 7|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 7 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Vitebsk Airport (VTB) (Russia)
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Departure airport:||Vitebsk Airport (VTB/UMII), Belarus|
|Destination airport:||Vitebsk Airport (VTB/UMII), Belarus|
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Distance from Vitebsk Airport to Vitebsk Airport as the crow flies is 0 km (0 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.