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Last updated: 11 December 2018
Status:Preliminary
Date:Monday 19 November 2001
Time:21:19
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-18V
Operator:IRS Aero
Registration: RA-75840
C/n / msn: 182005301
First flight: 1962
Total airframe hrs:11617
Cycles:5582
Engines: 4 Ivchenko AI-20M
Crew:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Total:Fatalities: 27 / Occupants: 27
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:25 km (15.6 mls) SE of Kalyazin (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Khatanga (UOHH), Russia
Destination airport:Moskva-Domodedovo Airport (DME/UUDD), Russia
Narrative:
The Il-18 left Khatanga at 16:07 for a flight to Moscow. The aircraft crashed after a steep descent from 7800 m due to a malfunction in the elevator control system while flying under auto-pilot.
Close to the ground the crew was able to recover from the dive, but the height was insufficient for a full recovery and the aircraft impacted a snow-covered field.
During the investigation serious violations of the regulations on aircraft maintenance and organization of flights were uncovered.

Classification:

Loss of control

Sources:
» AP
» Avia.ru
» ITAR-TASS
» MAK Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC)


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Khatanga to Moskva-Domodedovo Airport as the crow flies is 3407 km (2129 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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Ilyushin Il-18

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