ASN Aircraft accident Ilyushin Il-62M RA-86452 Bishkek Airport (FRU)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Wednesday 23 October 2002
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL62 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-62M
Operator:Tretyakovo Air Transport Company
Registration: RA-86452
MSN: 1622212
First flight: 1976
Total airframe hrs:34662
Engines: 4 Soloviev D-30KU
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bishkek Airport (FRU) (   Kyrgyzstan)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Moskva-Domodedovo Airport (DME/UUDD), Russia
Destination airport:Bishkek-Manas International Airport (FRU/UAFM), Kyrgyzstan
The Ilyushin Il-62 departed Moscow's Domodedovo Airport for an empty positioning to Bishkek. The water ballast tanks were not filled, causing the centre of gravity to be outside the allowed limits. After passing the outer marker on approach to runway 26, a 15-second period of oscillations started with changes in bank angle and heading (between 245 and 255 degrees). The plane passed over the runway threshold at a height of 30 m and at a speed of 293 km/h. At this point the altitude should have been 15 m. At a height of 20 m, at a speed of 297 km/h, the thrust reversers of the no. 1 and 4 engines were deployed. This was contrary to regulations, which stipulate that thrust reversers may only be deployed at the leveling-off altitude of 5-8 m. The nose then rose to a 7-degreee pitch angle. This was caused by the activation of the thrust reversers and the centre of gravity which was too far aft. The pitch-up could not be countered by a 13-degree nose down elevator application. The plane finally touched down on the maingear wheels 1395 m down the 4200 m long runway. The flight engineer, without telling the pilot in command, shut down the no. 2 and 3 engines. With an elevator-down deflection of 10-11 degrees and the stabilizer at -3.3 degrees the crew were still not able to get the nose gear on the ground. After retracting the thrust reversers and with the elevator deflected in a 21-degree nose-down attitude, the nose pitched down from +7 to -2,5 degrees in 2-3 seconds. The stabilizer was then trimmed from -3,3 to +9 degrees which caused the pitch angle to increase again. The Ilyushin ran off the left side of the runway 3001 m past the runway threshold. The plane continued until colliding with a concrete obstruction. The aircraft caught fire and burned out almost completely.

The investigation also revealed that the captain was the general director of the airline. It appeared he had insufficient training and qualifications to act as a pilot in command on an Il-62.

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: Ministry of Transport
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 281 days (9 months)
Accident number: ??-208-?
Download report: Final report

Flightcrew un(der)qualified
Runway excursion

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photo of Ilyushin-Il-62M-RA-86452
accident date: 23-10-2002
type: Ilyushin Il-62M
registration: RA-86452

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 Moskva-Domodedovo Airport to Bishkek-Manas International Airport as the crow flies is 2921 km (1826 miles).

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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