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Last updated: 28 November 2020
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Date:Thursday 7 January 1960
Type:Ilyushin Il-12
Operator:Aeroflot, Northern Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-01438
C/n / msn: 8 30 23 11
First flight: 1941
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Leningrad-Shosseynaya Airport (LED) (   Russia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Moskva-Vnukovo Airport (VKO/UUWW), Russia
Destination airport:Leningrad-Shosseynaya Airport (LED/ULLI), Russia
Narrative:
The aircraft operated on a cargo flight from Moscow-Vnukovo to Leningrad-Shosseynaya Airport at night. Weather at Leningrad was poor due to low clouds and snowfall. The aircraft had to land on the reserve (grass) runway as the main runway was being cleared of snow.
The pilot had difficulty in identifying the runway as its markings were covered by snow and levelled out at a height of some 3-4 metres with the result that the aircraft lost speed, the nose pitched up and the aircraft suffered substantial damage in a hard touchdown.

Classification:
Heavy landing
Runway mishap

Sources:
» Soviet Transports


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Distance from Moskva-Vnukovo Airport to Leningrad-Shosseynaya Airport as the crow flies is 621 km (388 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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