On June 4, 1998, about 1210 local time, N965AS, a Douglas MD-80, operated by Alaska Airlines as flight 206, aborted a take off from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia after having a compressor stall on the right engine. The aircraft returned to the terminal and deplaned normally. There were no injuries to the 38 passengers or any of the 7 crew members. The aircraft received only minor damage. The flight was operating under part 121 and departing for Petropavlovsk-Kamtchatsky, Russia.

Examination of the engine revealed it had ingested bituminous-polymer sealant that had been recently applied to the runway.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the government of Russia. Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from: Sakhalin Branch, State Inspectorate of Surveillance of Flight Safety, DRU FAS Russia

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by the government of Russia.

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