Narrative:The An-26 military transport plane flew into the side of a 2310 m-high mountain at an altitude of 1500 m. The pilot descended VFR in instrument weather.
|Date:||Thursday 26 October 1989|
|Operator:||Soviet Air Force|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 31 / Occupants: 31|
|Total:||Fatalities: 37 / Occupants: 37 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||35 km (21.9 mls) N of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Airport (PKC) ( Russia)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Destination airport:||Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Airport (PKC/UHPP), Russia|
The airplane operated for the Air Force Strategic Missile Forces.
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain
» Volkskrant 28.10.89
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.