Accident Ilyushin Il-62 CCCP-86671,
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Date:Friday 13 October 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL62 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Ilyushin Il-62
Owner/operator:Aeroflot, International Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-86671
MSN: 70301
Year of manufacture:1968
Total airframe hrs:4374 hours
Cycles:1674 flights
Engine model:Kuznetsov NK-8-4
Fatalities:Fatalities: 174 / Occupants: 174
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:11 km N of Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) -   Russia
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Leningrad-Shosseynaya Airport (LED/ULLI)
Destination airport:Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO/UUEE)
An Ilyushin Il-62 passenger plane was destroyed when it crashed in a forest near Moscow-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO), Russia. All 164 passengers and ten crew members were killed.
The airplane operated on a non-scheduled flight from Paris, France to Moscow with an en-route stop at Leningrad (now named St. Petersburg). The flight took off from Leningrad at 20:59. As the flight approached Sheremetyevo Airport the crew were given instructions to descend to 400 m. During the third procedure turn the airplane continued to descent at high speed and in clean configuration. The airplane descended at an IAS of 620 km/h and a vertical speed of 12 m/s until it struck the ground.
The cause of the accident was never established. Possibly the crew had been disabled by a lightning strike or the elevator control had a malfunction.


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