- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: July 04, 2001
Time: 02:08
Location: Near Irkutsk, Russia
Operator: Vladivostokavia
Flight #: 352
Route: Yekaterinburg - Irkutsk - Vladivostok
AC Type: Tupolev TU-154M
Registration: RA-85845
cn / ln: 86A-735
Aboard: 145   (passengers:136  crew:9)
Fatalities: 145   (passengers:136  crew:9)
Ground: 0
Summary: The plane crashed and exploded in flames in Siberian woodlands near the village of Burdakovka, about 21 miles from Irkutsk. The aircraft crashed during the third turn in a landing approach to Irkutsk, an intermediate stop for refueling. The first officer was flying the plane, when at 2,600 ft., an audible alarm sounded indicating a wide angle of attack. Eleven seconds later the aircraft swung around 180 degrees and entered a flat spin. The captain ordered the engines at full throttle but it was too late and 22 seconds later the plane hit the ground, belly first, broke up and burned.Incorrect actions of the crew. Due to poor communication between pilots, they put in the wrong parameters while landing causing the plane to descend at the wrong angle. As a result, the plane stalled and entered a spin and crashed.
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