An Accident-124 in Irkutsk
An Accident-124 in Irkutsk

An Accident-124 in Irkutsk, 1997 year.


Very serious aircraft accident of the An-124 airliner in Irkutsk, which occurred 6.12.1997 year. A transport plane belonging to the Russian Air Force crashed in the disaster, he was flying from Moscow to Cam Ranh. Two landings in Irkutsk and Vladivostok were planned along the route. Trouble began after the device was detached from the runway in the city of Irkutsk. After three seconds of flight in the plane An-124-100 refused three engines out of four. As a result of the breakdown, the transport vehicle fell on the residential area of ​​"Aviastroiteley" in the city of Irkutsk. The victims of the crash became a large number of people, total 68 people died, and 45 of them were on the ground at the time of the crash.

Two years later, in the year 1999, in place of one of the destroyed houses was built a church in memory of the dead men in this terrible accident. Also in the village Seshcha erected a memorial on which are inscribed the names of dead people and members of the crew with their biographies.

An Accident-124 1997 in Irkutsk

The aircraft of type AN-124-100 had these numbers:

  • Factory - 4516003.
  • Registration - RA-82005.
  • Serial - 01-07.

The machine was manufactured in 1985 year. The first flight was made 30.10.1985 years, the same day the car gave the company "Aeroflot". Three years later the ship was bought Russian Air Force, and the engines were replaced on the three-shaft turbofan type. All four engines D-18T were made at IBC AG Ivchenko in the city of Zaporozhye. At the time of the crash made 576 flight cycles without any major problems. Total flying machine was 1034 hours.

At the time of the accident on board the vehicle were 8 Crew:

  • The aircraft commander - V.A. Fedorov is a lieutenant colonel.
  • Instructor CF - VV Ivanov - Colonel.
  • The co-pilot - MY Bruchanov - Major.
  • Navigator vessel - AA Pristensky - Major.
  • Navigator ship - AI Pristensky.
  • Flight engineer ship - I.I Artyuhin - Major.
  • Flight engineer ship - VP Olefir - Major.
  • Flight engineer ship - IS Bessonov.

Also during the flight on board as passengers were:

  • Radio operator - AA Voroshilov - senior warrant officer.
  • Aircraft - NP Moss - Major.
  • Head of Maintenance - BI Savostyanik - Major.
  • Other passengers.

Total forest was on airplane 23 person.

Chronology of the disaster event

6.12.1997 year transport aircraft An-124, owned by the Russian Air Force, with the number RA-82005 carried out transportation to Vietnam. Two domestic fighters of the Su-27UBK type, manufactured at the Irkutsk aircraft factory, were located aboard the aircraft. Departure from the city of Irkutsk was carried out in 14: 42. The problems started in the first seconds after the runway break, in just two seconds, the 3 engine surged and turned off. After another six seconds, the 2 engine stopped working at an altitude of 22 meters from the ground. Two seconds later, under the influence of a large angle of attack and aircraft slip, the 1 engine crashed and switched off at an altitude of 66 meters. As a result of all this, only one engine remained in operation, the power of which was insufficient to set speed and altitude. All attempts by the crew to maintain the stable position of the apparatus have not been crowned with success. With a large bank on the right side of the plane crashed to residential houses, while destroying the house number 45 on the street Civil. The tail part was badly damaged house # 120 on Mira Street. Parts of the plumage and other shards damaged the orphanage.

An Accident-124 1997 year in Irkutsk

The consequences of the crash and an investigation

The disaster claimed the lives of 68 people, including eight crew members and passengers on board 15. On the ground were killed 45 people, including 14 children. crash deprived 70 family housing. Very complicated the situation a huge amount of fuel that was on board and leaked from the tanks.

expert committee was set up to determine the cause of the crash. Unfortunately, the record of negotiations with the two flight recorders remove failed because of heavy damage by fire. As a result of the investigation the cause of engine failure was the most overloaded vessel.

Also version test pilot A. Akimenkovym was launched. He said that an engine failure could occur due to call on the Chinese radiotelephone one of the passengers who were on board. As a result, the call could come crashing aircraft electronics and as a result of engine failure. Another one of the accepted theory is the assumption by Major-General Boris Tumanov that the reason for the refusal was the surging engines.

The events of the disaster in Irkutsk and Kinshasa were used in a novel by F. Niznansky called “Kill a Crow”. The main idea of ​​the novel are two large-scale derailments of transport aircraft with numerous victims. According to the plot of the novel, the accidents were set up specifically to conceal the theft. 


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