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Accident description
Last updated: 13 December 2017
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Date:Sunday 27 October 1957
Type:Ilyushin 12P
Operator:Aeroflot / Polar
Registration: CCCP-N442
C/n / msn: 30060
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:North Pole drifting ice station SP-7 (   North Pole)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Mys Chelyuskin Airport, Russia
Destination airport:North Pole drifting ice station SP-7, North Pole
Narrative:
While on a cargo flight from Mys Chelyuskin to SP-7 the airplane flew too low on final approach in difficult weather conditions (low clouds and poor visibility) during the polar night. The left wing collided with ice hummocks 3 km from the runway and the aircraft crash-landed, suffering substantial damage, 1 of the 6 crew killed (he died 5 days after the crash), 3 seriously and 2 slightly injured, the crew was rescued by a Mi-4 helicopter 21 hours later.

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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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