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Accident description
Last updated: 31 May 2016
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Date:Tuesday 15 February 1977
Time:23:17
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin 18V
Operator:Aeroflot / Uzbekistan
Registration: CCCP-75520
C/n / msn: 183006703
First flight: 1963
Total airframe hrs:29443
Cycles:10817
Engines: 4 Ivchenko AI-20K
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 76 / Occupants: 92
Total:Fatalities: 77 / Occupants: 98
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2 km (1.3 mls) S of Mineralnye Vody Airport (MRV) (   Russia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Nukus Airport (NCU/UTNN), Uzbekistan
Destination airport:Mineralnye Vody Airport (MRV/URMM), Russia
Flightnumber:5003
Narrative:
The Il-18 operated on a passenger flight from Tashkent to Mineralnye Vody with an en route stop at Nukus.
Due to low clouds and fog at Mineralnye Vody the crew had to executed a missed approach. The flaps were fully raised and the nose pitched up to a critical angle of attack. The airplane impacted a railway embankment and burst into flames.


Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» airdisaster.ru


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Distance from Nukus Airport to Mineralnye Vody Airport as the crow flies is 1339 km (837 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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