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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 24 February 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin 18V
Operator:Aeroflot / Tajikistan
Registration: CCCP-75712
C/n / msn: 189001803
First flight: 1959
Engines: 4 Ivchenko AI-20K
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 72 / Occupants: 72
Total:Fatalities: 79 / Occupants: 79
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:40 km (25 mls) from Ura-Tube (   Tajikistan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Dushanbe Airport (DYU/UTDD), Tajikistan
Destination airport:Leninabad Airport (LBD/UTDL), Tajikistan
Narrative:
After a starboard turn to 60 degrees the Il-18 entered a left bank with at 3-4 deg/s. After reaching of a bank of 90 degrees, the airplane entered a spin. The indicated speed was 840 km/h. At a height of 2200 m the airplane broke up.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» airdisaster.ru


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Distance from Dushanbe Airport to Leninabad Airport as the crow flies is 199 km (124 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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Ilyushin Il-18

  • 569 built
  • 59th loss
  • 35th fatal accident
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