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Last updated: 13 July 2020
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Date:Thursday 21 January 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-18B
Operator:GosNII GVF
Registration: CCCP-75727
C/n / msn: 180002303
First flight: 1960
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Rostov (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Karaganda Airport (KGF/UAKK), Kazakhstan
Destination airport:Rostov Airport (ROV/URRR), Russia
Narrative:
The aircraft performed a passenger flight from Alma-Ata to Simferopol with en route stops at Karaganda and Rostov. While en route to Rostov, at an altitude of 7800 m, at night, the plane began to vigorously roll to the left.
After 20-30 seconds the pilots switched off the autopilot but the roll continued to increase and the aircraft went into a dive with a left turn and an increase in flight speed.
The aircraft descended to 5000 m, with the speed reaching 680 km/h and an overload of 3.5 g The crew managed to regain control of the aircraft and made an emergency landing at Rostov.
The plane was decommissioned due to the serious damage to the fuselage as a result of the overload.

Classification:
Forced landing on runway

Sources:
» airdisaster.ru
» Soviet Transports


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Distance from Karaganda Airport to Rostov Airport as the crow flies is 2447 km (1529 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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