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Last updated: 7 December 2021
Date:Tuesday 17 September 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN72 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-74
Operator:Antonov Design Bureau
Registration: CCCP-74002
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
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:4 km (2.5 mls) from Lensk Airport (   Russia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Lensk Airport (ULK/UERL), Russia
Destination airport:Omsk Airport (OMS/UNOO), Russia
The Antonov An-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.

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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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