ASN Aircraft accident Ilyushin Il-18V CCCP-75507 Adler/Sochi Airport (AER)
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Date:Sunday 1 October 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-18V
Operator:Aeroflot, Moscow Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-75507
MSN: 183006405
First flight: 1963
Total airframe hrs:15718
Engines: 4 Ivchenko AI-20K
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 101 / Occupants: 101
Total:Fatalities: 109 / Occupants: 109
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:4 km (2.5 mls) W off Adler/Sochi Airport (AER) (   Russia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Adler/Sochi Airport (AER/URSS), Russia
Destination airport:Moskva-Vnukovo Airport (VKO/UUWW), Russia
Shortly after takeoff from Adler/Sochi Airport (AER), at an altitude of 150-250 meters the IL-18 banked right and then made a sharp left turn. With increasing left bank, the Il-18 crashed into the Black Sea, 4 km from the shore and sank in an underwater canyon at a depth of 600 m with a thick layer of silt on the bottom.

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

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