Narrative:An Ilyushin 18D passenger plane was destroyed in an accident at Krasnoyarsk Airport (KJA). There were no fatalities.
The airplane operated on a scheduled flight from Novosibirsk (OVB) to Magadan (GDX) via Yakutsk (YKS). En route to Yakutsk the oil pressure of engine nr. 2 dropped. The captain decided to divert to Krasnoyarsk. Weather at other alternate airports (Kemerovo and Bratsk) was good, but operations at Krasnoyarsk were hampered by a snow storm.
The airplane landed hard on the main landing gear and rear fuselage at a distance of 200 m short of the runway. The fuselage broke and a fire erupted.
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Distance from Novosibirsk-Tolmachevo Airport to Yakutsk Airport as the crow flies is 2755 km (1722 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.