Descripción:An Ilyushin 18A passenger plane, operated by Aeroflot's Ural Division, was destroyed in a landing accident at Sverdlovsk-Koltsovo Airport (SVX), Russia. One pilot was killed. The other four survived with minor injuries.
|Fecha:||miércoles 27 abril 1960|
|Operador:||Aeroflot, Uralsk Civil Aviation Directorate|
|Numéro de série:|| 188000402|
|Año de Construcción:|| 1958|
|Horas Totales de la Célula:||390|
|Tripulación:||Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 5|
|Pasajeros:||Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0|
|Total:||Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 5 |
|Daños en la Aeronave:|| Destruido|
|Consecuencias:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Ubicación:||Sverdlovsk-Koltsovo Airport (SVX) ( Rusia)
|Elevación del lugar del accidente:|| 233 m (764 feet) amsl |
|Fase:|| Aproximación (APR)|
|Aeropuerto de Salida:||Sverdlovsk-Koltsovo Airport (SVX/USSS), Rusia|
|Aeropuerto de Llegada:||Sverdlovsk-Koltsovo Airport (SVX/USSS), Rusia|
The airplane was being used for a crew training flight. Several approach and landings were flown at Sverdlovsk (now called Ekaterinburg). During the final stages if the fifth approach the angle of descent suddenly increased and the airplane touched down hard, nosewheel first. The Il-18 bounced to a height of 4-5 m and again touched down nosewheel first, causing the nose undercarriage leg to break. The airplane bounced to a height of 8-10 m and struck the runway again. The propellers contacted the runway surface and the airplane skidded to the side of the runway. A fire erupted.
Investigation revealed that the captain showed a passive behaviour during the approach. The instructor had limited experience on the Il-18 and had long breaks in flying the plane. Also, rear cargo hold was loaded with a ballast weight of 600 kg instead of 1000 kg. This caused a centre of gravity on the forward limits.
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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.