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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:
Date:Friday 13 May 1949
Time:14:10
Type:Ilyushin 12P
Operator:Aeroflot, Moscow Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-L1791
C/n / msn: 93013208
First flight: 1949
Total airframe hrs:51
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 20
Total:Fatalities: 25 / Occupants: 25
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:12 km (7.5 mls) from Novosibirsk-Severny (North) Airport (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Omsk Airport (OMS/UNOO), Russia
Destination airport:Novosibirsk-Severny (North) Airport (UNCC), Russia
Narrative:
The Il-12 operated on a flight from Moscow to Krasnoyarsk with en route stops at Omsk to Novosibirsk. While approaching Novosibirsk, it entered a heavy thunderstorm. The first officer and the radio operator were disabled by a lightning strike. The captain tried to leave the cloud but entered a zone of heavy rainfall with hail and squall with a visibility of 100-200 metres and seemed to have lost control during the descent. The aircraft crashed into a mound 12 km from the airport and caught fire.

Classification:
Lightningstrike
Loss of control

Sources:
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Distance from Omsk Airport to Novosibirsk-Severny (North) Airport as the crow flies is 607 km (379 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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