Narrative:The An-124, also registered 08 black, was leased from the Russian Air Force by Cargotrans to transport a number of Sukhoi Su-27's to Vietnam. The aircraft was loaded with two of the fighters when it took off from Irkutsk Aviation Industrial Association Airport. Shortly after takeoff, at a height of about 100m, the no. 1 and 2 engines failed. The aircraft descended and crashed into a residential area, 1600m beyond the runway end.
|Date:||05 DEC 1997|
|Operator:||Russian Air Force|
|C/n / msn:|| 4516003|
|First flight:|| 1986|
|Total airframe hrs:||1034|
|Engines:|| 4 Lotarev D-18T|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15|
|Total:||Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23 |
|Ground casualties:||Fatalities: 45|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Phase:|| Initial climb (ICL)|
|Departure airport:||Irkutsk Airport (IKT/UIII), Russia|
|Destination airport:||Vladivostok Airport (VVO/UHWW), Russia|
» Aviation Week & Space Technology 15.12.1997 (29)
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 Irkutsk Airport to Vladivostok Airport as the crow flies is 2259 km (1412 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.