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Last updated: 7 August 2020
Date:Saturday 28 June 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-14
Operator:Aeroflot / Kyrgyzstan
Registration: CCCP-91495
C/n / msn: 7343306
First flight: 1957
Total airframe hrs:16598
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 35 / Occupants: 35
Total:Fatalities: 40 / Occupants: 40
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:39 km (24.4 mls) NE of Talas (   Kyrgyzstan)
Crash site elevation: 3150 m (10335 feet) amsl
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Talas Airfield, Kyrgyzstan
Destination airport:Frunze Airport, Russia
An Ilyushin 14 passenger plane was destroyed when it struck a mountain, 39 km from Talas, Kyrgyzstan. All 35 passengers and five crew members were killed.
The flight took off from Talas at 19:36. After takeoff, the crew executed a right turn towards the mountains instead of the procedure left turn.
It collided with a mountain at an altitude of 3150 m (1884 m above airfield elevation) at 8,7 km to the left of the airway.



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