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Accident description
Last updated: 22 February 2018
Date:Monday 16 September 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN72 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 74
Operator:Antonov Design Bureau
Registration: CCCP-74002
C/n / msn: 47070682
First flight: 1990
Total airframe hrs:923
Engines: 2 Lotarev D-36
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:4 km (2.5 mls) from Lensk Airport (   Russia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Lensk Airport (UERL), Russia
Destination airport:Omsk Airport (OMS/UNOO), Russia
The Antonov 74 carried cargo of fish from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy to Kiev via Lensk and Omsk. The airplane was overloaded when the crew attempted to takeoff. The flaps were retracted prematurely and the aircraft lost height and struck trees on slope. It then crashed and burned 4 km from the runway.

» Soviet Transports
» Dmitriy Yerstov
» Vozdushniy transport (September of 1991)


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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 Lensk Airport to Omsk Airport as the crow flies is 2474 km (1546 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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.
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