ASN Aircraft accident Ilyushin Il-12P CCCP-L1389 Akshi
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Date:Tuesday 1 October 1957
Type:Ilyushin Il-12P
Operator:Aeroflot, East Siberia Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-L1389
MSN: 30123
First flight: 1947
Total airframe hrs:9996
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 23
Total:Fatalities: 27 / Occupants: 28
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) SE of Akshi (   Russia)
Crash site elevation: 850 m (2789 feet) amsl
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Irkutsk Airport (IKT/UIII), Russia
Destination airport:Chita Airport (HTA/UIAA), Russia
Flightnumber: 11
The Il-12 operated on a passenger service from Moscow to Khabarovsk with en route stops at Irkutsk and Chita. During the night time leg to Chita, the crew deviated from the prescribed flight path. They became lost and were not able to find Chita Airport.
Fuel shortage caused the flight crew to perform a forced landing near a settlement, but on the fourth attempt to land the aircraft hit trees at a height of 900 metres on the slope of a 1,000 metres high hill. It came to rest upside down at a height of 850 metres on the opposite slope of the hill, 340 metres from the first impact.

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Distance from Irkutsk Airport to Chita Airport as the crow flies is 604 km (378 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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