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Accident description
Last updated: 7 July 2015
Date:Tuesday 15 February 1977
Type:Ilyushin 18V
Operator:Aeroflot / Uzbekistan
Registration: CCCP-75520
C/n / msn: 183006703
First flight: 1963
Total airframe hrs:29443
Engines: 4 Ivchenko AI-20K
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 70 / Occupants: 70
Total:Fatalities: 77 / Occupants: 77
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Mineralnye Vody (   Russia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tashkent-Yuzhny Airport (TAS/UTTT), Uzbekistan
Destination airport:Mineralnye Vody Airport (MRV/URMM), Russia
The Il-18 stalled and crashed when the crew executed a missed approach procedure.

Loss of control

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Distance from Tashkent-Yuzhny Airport to Mineralnye Vody Airport as the crow flies is 2141 km (1338 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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