ASN Aircraft accident Ilyushin Il-18B CCCP-75705 Tarasovich
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Date:Wednesday 17 August 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-18B
Operator:Aeroflot, Moscow Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-75705
MSN: 189001702
First flight: 1959
Total airframe hrs:407
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 27 / Occupants: 27
Total:Fatalities: 34 / Occupants: 34
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Tarasovich (   Ukraine)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypt
Destination airport:Moskva-Bykovo Airport (BKA/UUBB), Russia
An Ilyushin 18B en route from Cairo, Egypt, to Moscow, was destroyed in an accident near Tarasovich, Kiev Region, Ukraine.
At 15:52 hours the flight reported that the propeller of the no. 4 was feathered and that they wanted to make an emergency landing at Kiev-Borispol Airport. At 15:57 the flight crew reported a fire on the no. 4 engine and the right hand wing, requesting an emergency descent. The controller offered a diversion to Zhuliany Airport, which was closed by.
The pilot lost control of the aircraft, which crashed in a forest in a nose down, right bank attitude.

Inflight fire
Loss of control

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Distance from Cairo International Airport to Moskva-Bykovo Airport as the crow flies is 2865 km (1791 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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