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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:
Date:Saturday 9 March 1968
Time:11:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin 14
Operator:Aeroflot / Georgia
Registration: CCCP-41840
C/n / msn: 147001504
First flight: 1957
Total airframe hrs:13442
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mount Getantag (   Armenia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Tbilisi Airport (TBS/UGGG), Georgia
Destination airport:Yerevan Airport (EVN/UDYZ), Armenia
Narrative:
The Il-14 operated on a cargo flight from Tbilisi to Yerevan. The flight was cleared for an approach over Lake Sivan. After Lake Sivan the flight crossed mountainous terrain. The crew reported low clouds and were not able to continue visual flight. The crew contacted the approach controller and requested conditions for the return flight to Tbilisi at an altitude of 3,000 m. The aircraft collided with a Mount Getantag at a height of about 2500 m.
It appeared that the crew were not familiar with the flight route.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» airdisaster.ru


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Distance from Tbilisi Airport to Yerevan Airport as the crow flies is 174 km (109 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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