ASN Aircraft accident Ilyushin Il-12 CCCP-N479 Kepino, Arkhangelsk region
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Date:Friday 4 March 1955
Type:Ilyushin Il-12
Operator:GUSMP, Directorate of Polar Aviation
Registration: CCCP-N479
MSN: 30236
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 20
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 25
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Kepino, Arkhangelsk region (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Amderma Airport (AMV/ULDD), Russia
Destination airport:Arkhangelsk-Talaghy Airport (ARH/ULAA), Russia
The IL-12 operated on a flight from Mys Kamenny to Moscow-Vnukovo with en route stops at Amderma and Arkhangelsk. Shortly after passing Mezen, en route to Arkhangelsk, the left engine caught fire. The crew initiated an emergency descent in preparation for a forced landing on the ice.
Four minutes later the engine broke off the wing. The pilot managed to carry out a forced landing in a forest 115 km from Arkhangelsk. The cockpit section was destroyed as a result of the collision with trees.

Engine separation
Forced landing outside airport

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Distance from Amderma Airport to Arkhangelsk-Talaghy Airport as the crow flies is 1050 km (656 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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