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Accident description
Last updated: 11 December 2017
Status:
Date:Saturday 1 January 1966
Time:05:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin 14P
Operator:Aeroflot, Magadan Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-61618
C/n / msn: 602108
First flight: 1957
Total airframe hrs:12368
Cycles:11356
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Total:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:60 km (37.5 mls) NW of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (   Russia)
Crash site elevation: 2049 m (6722 feet) amsl
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Magadan Airport (GDX/UHMM), Russia
Destination airport:Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Airport (PKC/UHPP), Russia
Narrative:
En route between Magadan and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia, the right hand engine failed. It was flying at an altitude of 3300 m at the time. The crew considered diverting to Sobolevo but the runway there was covered with snow.
It was decided to continue to the destination airport. Altitude was gradually lost and the flight was at 2900 m after passing Sobolevo. Minimum altitude in the area was 3100 m. The copilot suggested to make a gear-up landing on the snow covered runway at Ust-Bolsheretsk, but the captain decided to continue to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. He attempted to evade high terrain but the plane entered an area of snowfall and turbulence. The flight continued to lose altitude in increasingly turbulent conditions. It collided with Mount Yurchik, 10 m below the summit, at an elevation of about 2049 m.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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Distance from Magadan Airport to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Airport as the crow flies is 879 km (549 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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Ilyushin Il-14

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