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Last updated: 19 January 2022
Date:Tuesday 31 October 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-14M
Operator:Aeroflot, Yakutsk Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-61712
MSN: 4340503
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Smorodinny (   Russia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Yakutsk Airport (YKS/UEEE), Russia
Destination airport:Sangar, Russia
The Il-14 operated on a cargo flight (carrying apples) to Sangar. However, Sangar had an electricity black-out, which the crew did not know.
They mistook the lights of Smorodinny for the lights of Sangar on approach at night and in haze. The plane descended to 150 m and flew into the side of a hill.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain



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