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.
|Date:||Saturday 27 April 1974|
|Operator:||Aeroflot, Leningrad Civil Aviation Directorate|
|C/n / msn:|| 184007703|
|First flight:|| 1964|
|Total airframe hrs:||18358|
|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)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport (LED/ULLI), Russia|
|Destination airport:||Krasnodar Airport (KRR/URKK), Russia|
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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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.