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Last updated: 17 December 2018
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Date:Thursday 31 December 1970
Time:16:37
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-18V
Operator:Aeroflot / Armenia
Registration: CCCP-75773
C/n / msn: 181003603
First flight: 1961
Total airframe hrs:13760
Cycles:6733
Engines: 4 Ivchenko AI-20K
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 78
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 86
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2,2 km (1.4 mls) from Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport (LED) (   Russia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport (LED/ULLI), Russia
Destination airport:Yerevan Airport (EVN/UDYZ), Armenia
Flightnumber:3012
Narrative:
The plane took off from Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport (LED) with an unusually large angle of pitch and began to sway from left to right. It flew 2,500 meters at a height of 30-50 m at near-critical angles of attack. The airplane descended with a high angle of attack and a slight right roll at a speed of 200 km/h. After flying for only 5,300 meters, the airplane fell into a snow-covered field at a distance of 2,190 meters from the end of the runway and 290 m to the right of its axis. It skidded for 210 m before coming to rest.
An investigation revealed that the crew forgot to select the flaps prior to takeoff in what appears to be a hurried takeoff.

Classification:

Loss of control

Sources:
» airdisaster.ru
» Soviet Transports
» Flight International 11 December 1976 (1695)


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Distance from Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport to Yerevan Airport as the crow flies is 2378 km (1486 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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