Accident description
Last updated: 23 April 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 27 April 1974
Time:18:07
Type:Ilyushin 18V
Operator:Aeroflot, Leningrad Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-75559
C/n / msn: 184007703
First flight: 1964
Total airframe hrs:18358
Cycles:7501
Engines: 4 Ivchenko AI-20K
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 102 / Occupants: 102
Total:Fatalities: 109 / Occupants: 109
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2,5 km (1.6 mls) E of Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport (LED) (   Russia) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport (LED/ULLI), Russia
Destination airport:Krasnodar Airport (KRR/URKK), Russia
Narrative:
An Ilyushin 18 passenger plane was destroyed when it crashed shortly after takeoff from Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport (LED). All 102 passengers and seven crew members were killed.
Engine nr.4 suffered a catastrophic failure of the turbine disc of the third stage of the compressor. This happened about 2,5 minutes after takeoff and caused a strong vibration of the airframe. The crew attempted to return to the airport. When flaps were selected on final approach an asymmetrical flap condition occurred. The Il-18 went nose down, rolled sharply and was in an inverted attitude when it struck terrain.


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Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» Flight International 23.01.74 (115)
» airdisaster.ru


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Distance from Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport to Krasnodar Airport as the crow flies is 1733 km (1083 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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