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Accident description
Last updated: 5 October 2015
Date:Thursday 16 November 1967
Type:Ilyushin 18V
Operator:Aeroflot, International Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-75538
C/n / msn: 184007002
First flight: 1964
Total airframe hrs:5326
Engines: 4 Ivchenko AI-20K
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 99 / Occupants: 99
Total:Fatalities: 107 / Occupants: 107
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2,9 km (1.8 mls) E of Sverdlovsk-Koltsovo Airport (SVX) (   Russia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Sverdlovsk-Koltsovo Airport (SVX/USSS), Russia
Destination airport:Tashkent Airport (TAS/UTTT), Uzbekistan
Shortly after takeoff from Sverdlovsk (now called Ekaterinburg) , an engine caught fire. The propeller could not be feathered. Manoueverability at maximum takeoff weight with propeller causing drag was low. The crew lost control at a height of 200 m and the Il-18 crashed into a plowed field at a 37 degrees right bank and at a speed of 440 km/h.

Loss of control

» Flight International 11.12.1976 (1695)
» Soviet Transports


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Distance from Sverdlovsk-Koltsovo Airport to Tashkent Airport as the crow flies is 1813 km (1133 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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