Narrative:The pilot mistakenly landed on an airstrip only 500 m long used by agricultural aircraft. The Ilyushin overran into a ravine and broke in two. Visibility at the time was limited to 2000 m horizontal and 900 m vertical.
|Date:||Thursday 9 May 1974|
|Operator:||Aeroflot, Uralsk Civil Aviation Directorate|
|C/n / msn:|| 181003403|
|First flight:|| 1961|
|Total airframe hrs:||19767|
|Engines:|| 4 Ivchenko AI-20K|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Ivano-Frankovsk Airport (IFO) ( Ukraine)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Destination airport:||Ivano-Frankovsk Airport (IFO/UKLI), Ukraine|
The Il-18 operated on a flight from Sverdlovsk to Ivano-Frankovsk, possibly with an en route stop. The original destination for the flight was Lvov, but this airport was closed because of reconstruction of the runway. Flight were then rerouted to Ivano-Frankovsk. The crew had never flown to Ivano-Frankovsk.
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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.