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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Date:Sunday 13 August 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin 18B
Operator:Aeroflot, Moscow Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-75653
C/n / msn: 188000502
First flight: 1958
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Riga Central Airport (   Latvia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Moskva-Vnukovo Airport (VKO/UUWW), Russia
Destination airport:Riga-Central Airport (EVRS), Latvia
Narrative:
An Ilyushin 18B passenger plane was damaged beyond repair in a runway excursion accident at Riga Airport (RIX). There were no fatalities.
The airplane overshot the runway in fog and came to rest across the Bolderaja highway.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» airdisaster.ru


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Distance from Moskva-Vnukovo Airport to Riga-Central Airport as the crow flies is 821 km (513 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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