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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 9 January 1951
Time:15:32
Type:Ilyushin 12P
Operator:Aeroflot, Moscow Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-L1811
C/n / msn: 93013310
First flight: 1949
Total airframe hrs:1346
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:ca 2 km off Tuapse (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Krasnodar Airport (KRR/URKK), Russia
Destination airport:Adler/Sochi Airport (AER/URSS), Russia
Narrative:
The Il-12 operated on a flight from Moscow to Sochi with an en route stop at Krasnodar. The aircraft was descending over the Black Sea towards Sochi when it was hit by a lightning strike at an altitude of 900 metres. The left rear fuel tank exploded and a fire erupted. Control was lost and the airplane crashed into the Black Sea off Tuapse.

Classification:
Lightningstrike
Loss of control

Sources:
» airdisaster.ru
» Soviet Transports


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Distance from Krasnodar Airport to Adler/Sochi Airport as the crow flies is 186 km (116 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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