Date: July 28, 2002
Time: 15:25
Location: Moscow, Russia
Operator: Pulkovo Aviation Enterprise
Flight #: ?
Route: Moscow - St. Petersburgh
AC Type: Iluyshin Il-86
Registration: RA-86060
cn / ln: 51483203027
Aboard: 16   (passengers:0  crew:16)
Fatalities: 14   (passengers:0  crew:14)
Ground: 0
Summary: A Russian passenger airliner on a training flight crashed shortly after takeoff from Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport. After reaching an altitude of about 600 ft., the plane banked hard left, hit the ground and exploded. Sixteen of 18 crewmembers aboard were killed. Two flight attendants survived. Investigation revealed that the stabilizer spontaneously shifted to the full down 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 was unable to regain control of the aircraft.

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