Narrative:A Ilyushin 18V transport plane, CCCP-75732, was damaged beyond repair in an accident in the Shelikhov Gulf. All ten on board were killed.
|Date:||Tuesday 26 February 1963|
|Operator:||Aeroflot / Polar|
|C/n / msn:|| 181002601|
|First flight:|| 1960|
|Total airframe hrs:||2105|
|Engines:|| 4 Ivchenko AI-20|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Total:||Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Bukhta Yemlinskaya, Shelikhov Gulf ( Russia)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||Anadyr Airport (DYR/UHMA), Russia|
|Destination airport:||Magadan Airport (GDX/UHMM), Russia|
The airplane departed Cape Schmidt carrying 14.5 tons of fuel. It landed at Anadyr after an uneventful flight. At Anadyr the airplane was loaded with 10 tons of meat.
The flight took off at 06:25 bound for Magadan.
En route VFR at 7000 m one of the engines failed. While initiating an emergency descent the crew reported that both engines on the left hand side had failed. Altitude could not be maintained and the crew made a gear up landing on the ice of the Shelikhov Gulf near the Bukhta Yemlinskaya Bay. The aircraft was destroyed and sunk. Three occupants initially survived the accident but died of hypothermia in -18°C weather.
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Anadyr Airport to Magadan Airport as the crow flies is 1470 km (919 miles).
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.