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Accident description
Last updated: 10 October 2015
Date:Sunday 28 July 2002
Type:Ilyushin 86
Operator:Pulkovo Aviation Enterprise
Registration: RA-86060
C/n / msn: 51483203027
First flight: 1983
Total airframe hrs:18363
Engines: 4 Kuznetsov NK-86
Crew:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 16
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 16
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,1 km (0.7 mls) from Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) (   Russia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO/UUEE), Russia
Destination airport:Saint Petersburg-Pulkovo Airport (LED/ULLI), Russia
Lost control after takeoff, crashed into a forest just outside a fence around the airport and burst into flames.
Preliminary investigation results indicate that the stabilizer spontaneously shifted to the full down (-12 degrees) position two seconds after takeoff. Six seconds after the shift, the captain tried to compensate by thrusting the control stick forward as far as possible, but he was unable to regain control of the aircraft.


Loss of control

» ICAO Adrep 5/02
» RIA Novosti

METAR Weather report:
11:00 UTC / 15:00 local time:
UUEE 281100Z 05003MPS 010V100 CAVOK 27/08 Q1028 NOSIG=

12:00 UTC / 16:00 local time:
UUEE 281200Z 05003MPS 020V100 CAVOK 27/09 Q1028 NOSIG=


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Distance from Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport to Saint Petersburg-Pulkovo Airport as the crow flies is 595 km (372 miles).

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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