Narrative:The aircraft was most probably accidentally shot down by a missile. It broke up in mid-air at 4,500 m and crashed.
Loss of control
|Date:||Saturday 6 January 1968|
|Operator:||Aeroflot, Yakutsk Civil Aviation Directorate|
|C/n / msn:|| 69901001|
|First flight:|| 1967|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 39 / Occupants: 39|
|Total:||Fatalities: 45 / Occupants: 45 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||92 km (57.5 mls) from Olyokma ( Russia)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Olekminsk Airport (UEMO), Russia|
|Destination airport:||Lensk Airport (UERL), Russia|
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Olekminsk Airport to Lensk Airport as the crow flies is 308 km (193 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.