Accident description
Last updated: 2 September 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 15 August 1957
Time:ca 06:30
Type:Ilyushin 14P
Operator:Aeroflot, Moscow Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-L1874
C/n / msn: 146000607
First flight: 1956
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Total:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:6 km (3.8 mls) NW of København-Kastrup Airport (CPH) (   Denmark) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Riga-Central Airport (EVRS), Latvia
Destination airport:København-Kastrup Airport (CPH/EKCH), Denmark
Flightnumber: 103
Narrative:
The IL-14 operated on an international Aeroflot passenger service from Moscow-Vnukovo (VKO) to Copenhagen (CPH), Denmark with an en route stop at Riga (RIX).
The airplane impacted a chimney of the Ørsted Værket power plane and crashed into the southern harbour of Copenhagen.


Sources:
» airdisaster.ru
» Leeuwarder Courant
» Soviet Transports


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Distance from Riga-Central Airport to København-Kastrup Airport as the crow flies is 714 km (447 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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