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Last updated: 28 October 2020
Datum:Sonntag 17 Dezember 1961
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyuschin Il-18B
Fluggesellschaft:Aeroflot, Moscow Transport Aviation Administration (MUTA
Kennzeichen: CCCP-75654
Werknummer: 188000503
Baujahr: 1958
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 9
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 50 / Insassen: 50
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 59 / Insassen: 59
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:10 km (6.3 Meilen) E of Chebotovka village, Tarasovka district, Rostov region (   Russland)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Moskva-Vnukovo Airport (VKO/UUWW), Russland
Flug nach:Adler/Sochi Airport (AER/URSS), Russland
Flugnummer: 245
An Ilyushin 18B passenger plane, CCCP-75654, was destroyed in an accident near Chebotovka village, Tarasovka district, Rostov region in Russia. All fifty passengers and nine crew members were killed.
Aeroflot Flight 245 had departed Moskva-Vnukovo Airport (VKO) at 14:34 on a domestic flight to Adler/Sochi Airport (AER). Cruising altitude was 8000 metres. At 16:00 the flight engineer inadvertently caused the flaps to be selected to 40 degrees down. The flap lever was not protected against accidental actuation.
The aircraft entered an uncontrollable dive and crashed with a pitch of 107 degrees on a snow-covered field

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Distance from Moskva-Vnukovo Airport to Adler/Sochi Airport as the crow flies is 1354 km (846 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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