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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Status:
Date:Saturday 20 August 1949
Time:17:30
Type:Ilyushin 12
Operator:Aeroflot / Georgia
Registration: CCCP-L1434
C/n / msn: 30266
First flight: 1948
Total airframe hrs:553
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 11
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Polukotelnikovo, Kursk Region (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kharkov Airport (HRK/UKHH), Ukraine
Destination airport:Moskva (unknown airport), Russia
Narrative:
The Il-12 operated on a flight from Tbilisi to Moscow with an en route stop at Kharkov. En route to Moscow, it encountered severe thunderstorms near Belgorod. The crew tried to navigate between two storm cells, flying at heights between 300 and 570 metres. Near Oboyan the aircraft entered an area of severe turbulence and heavy rain, got caught in a strong downwind. The aircraft lost height and impacted a field near Polukotelnikovo.

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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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