DALLAS – An Antonov AN-30M cargo aircraft sustained substantial damage in a forced landing 17 km from Olenyok Airport (ONK), Russia. All seven occupants survived the accident. Three were injured. The An-30 belonged to Region 98 LLC, which had contracts with Yakutoptorog.
The aircraft, registered as 30001 and built in 1978, was carrying 6.3 tons of cargo from Yakutsk to Olenyok when the engines lost power as a result of fuel exhaustion, According to the aircraft commander. A forced landing was carried out in an area with small trees.