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Last updated: 21 February 2019
Date:Monday 17 February 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-14M
Operator:Aeroflot, Central Region Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-41816
C/n / msn: 147001603
First flight: 1957
Total airframe hrs:32094
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Philippi Glacier (   Antarctica)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Molodezhnaya Ice Station, Antarctica
Destination airport:Mirny Ice Station, Antarctica
Unexpectedly strong headwind caused the aircraft to run out of fuel. The Ilyushin crashed into a glacier slope in whiteout conditions while attempting an emergency landing. All occupants were killed.

Low visibility
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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