ASN Aircraft accident Ilyushin Il-20 registration unknown Kacha Air Base
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Date:Thursday 23 August 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-20
Operator:Soviet Navy
Registration: registration unknown
MSN: 173011403
First flight: 1973
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kacha Air Base (   Ukraine)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Kacha Air Base, Ukraine
Destination airport:Nikolaev Airport (NLV/UKON), Ukraine
The aircraft failed to lift off the runway during takeoff. The flight crew aborted takeoff but the aircraft could not be stopped on the remaining runway. It veered to the left off the runway and broke up while running over uneven ground. A fire erupted, but all crew escaped unhurt.
It appeared the crew forgot to unlock the rudder before take-off.

Rejected takeoff
Locked rudders/ailerons/gustlock
Runway excursion

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Distance from Kacha Air Base to Nikolaev Airport as the crow flies is 282 km (176 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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