Loss of control Accident Ilyushin Il-14P CCCP-41863,
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Date:Sunday 18 January 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Ilyushin Il-14P
Owner/operator:Aeroflot / Azerbaijan
Registration: CCCP-41863
MSN: 146000701
Year of manufacture:1956
Total airframe hrs:3922 hours
Fatalities:Fatalities: 25 / Occupants: 25
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:5 km from Stalingrad (VOG) -   Russia
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Voronezh Airport (VOZ/UUOO)
Destination airport:Stalingrad Airport (VOG/URWW)
The Il-14 operated on a regular passenger service from Moscow-Vnukovo to Baku, Azerbaijan with intermediate stops at Voronezh and Stalingrad (now named Volgograd).
It was raining at Stalingrad with low clouds but visibility was sufficient to conduct a visual landing. The flight had descended to a height of 400 m on finals when contact was lost. The airplane descended, rolling to the right until it struck a snow covered field and burned.
Investigators were not able to conclude what had caused the accident. However it was deemed possible that the airplane had been struck by machine gun or rifle fire from the ground. Five round holes of a diameter of 10 mm and 35 where found in the flight deck. Also, other crews had complained about the arms being fired from a military training facility beneath the approach path.


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