Narrative:Went missing on a flight from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk to Khabarovsk. The wreckage was found 11 days later. The aircraft was flying at 9600m when it suddenly banked right and entered a steep spiral dive.
|Date:||Thursday 7 December 1995|
|Operator:||Khabarovsk United Air|
|C/n / msn:|| 76A-164|
|First flight:|| 1976|
|Total airframe hrs:||30001|
|Engines:|| 3 Kuznetsov NK-8-2U|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 90 / Occupants: 90|
|Total:||Fatalities: 98 / Occupants: 98 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||50 km (31.3 mls) W of Grossevichi ( Russia)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Airport (UUS/UHSS), Russia|
|Destination airport:||Khabarovsk-Novy Airport (KHV/UHHH), Russia|
PROBABLE CAUSE: Fuel-feed selected from wing tanks on the left side only. This was done to counteract the tendency to fly left-wing low. The fuel imbalance caused the aircraft to bank to the right during the flight. The autopilot was able to counteract this bank until 35 minutes after take-off.
Loss of control
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Distance from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Airport to Khabarovsk-Novy Airport as the crow flies is 588 km (367 miles).