Vliegtuigongeval op 31 DEC 1961 met Ilyushin Il-18V CCCP-75757 - Mineralnye Vody Airport (MRV)
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Datum:zondag 31 december 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-18V
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Aeroflot / Armenia
Registratie: CCCP-75757
Constructienummer: 181003202
Bouwjaar: 1961
Aantal vlieguren:593
Motoren: 4 Ivchenko AI-20
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 9
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 30 / inzittenden: 110
Totaal:slachtoffers: 32 / inzittenden: 119
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:3 km (1.9 mijl) SW Mineralnye Vody Airport (MRV) (   Rusland)
Fase: Initiële klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Tbilisi Airport (TBS/UGGG), Georgië
Vliegveld van aankomst:Mineralnye Vody Airport (MRV/URMM), Rusland
An Ilyushin 18V passenger plane was damaged beyond repair in an accident near Mineralnye Vody Airport (MRV), Russia. There were 110 passengers on board and nine crew members. Thirty passengers and two crew members were killed.
The airplane operated on a non-scheduled flight from Tbilisi to Mineralnye Vody. Because of poor weather in the Caucasus region, many flights were cancelled. Some 500 people were stranded at Tbilisi for several days. As soon as the weather improved two IL-18 aircraft were chartered for the stranded passengers. The boarding process was disorganised. Tickets were not checked and too many passengers boarded the plane. There were 84 passenger seats, so 26 passengers stood or sat on their luggage in the aisles as well as in the galley. The maximum rear centre of gravity was exceeded by 1%.
The flight to Mineralnye Vody was uneventful. Weather at the airport was still poor with a visibility of 2000 m, a cloud base at 120 m and light rain and mist.
On final approach to runway 12, at an altitude of 250 m, the crew reported that they did not see the approach or runway lights. The pilot decided to abort the approach and executed a go around. The airplane deviated significantly to the right and went into a hilly area at about 90 m above runway level.

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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Tbilisi Airport en Mineralnye Vody Airport bedraagt 320 km (200 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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