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Khabarovsk Avia Let L-410 lost control on approach to Nelkan, MAK reports
23 November 2017

The pilots of the Let L-410 passenger plane that crashed on November 15 near Nelkan, Russia, lost control at low altitude during the final approach to land, the Russian Interstate Aviation Committee (MAK) reports.

Based on the results of their preliminary analysis, MAK established that during the approach to Nelkan, at an altitude of 150 meters, an abnormal situation arose on board the aircraft, connected with the operation of the right hand (no.2) engine. The aircraft lost speed and vigorously banked to the right, rolling over 180 degrees. The flight crew was not able to regain control of the aircraft before it impacted terrain. Six of the seven occupants sustained fatal injuries in the accident.

The left engine was operating normally and the engines did not turn off in flight, MAK stated. The investigation is ongoing.