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Last updated: 13 November 2018
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Date:Sunday 17 December 1961
Time:16:00
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-75654
C/n / msn: 188000503
First flight: 1958
Total airframe hrs:2722
Crew:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 50 / Occupants: 50
Total:Fatalities: 59 / Occupants: 59
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:10 km (6.3 mls) E of Chebotovka village, Tarasovka district, Rostov region (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Moskva-Vnukovo Airport (VKO/UUWW), Russia
Destination airport:Adler/Sochi Airport (AER/URSS), Russia
Flightnumber: 245
Narrative:
An Ilyushin 18B passenger plane, CCCP-75654, was destroyed in an accident near Chebotovka village, Tarasovka district, Rostov region in Russia. All fifty passengers and nine crew members were killed.
Aeroflot Flight 245 had departed Moskva-Vnukovo Airport (VKO) at 14:34 on a domestic flight to Adler/Sochi Airport (AER). Cruising altitude was 8000 metres. At 16:00 the flight engineer inadvertently caused the flaps to be selected to 40 degrees down. The flap lever was not protected against accidental actuation.
The aircraft entered an uncontrollable dive and crashed with a pitch of 107 degrees on a snow-covered field

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» airdisaster.ru


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Distance from Moskva-Vnukovo Airport to Adler/Sochi Airport as the crow flies is 1354 km (846 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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