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Accident description
Last updated: 13 December 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 31 March 1971
Time:12:59
Type:Antonov 10
Operator:Aeroflot, Privolzhsk Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-11145
C/n / msn: 8400701
First flight: 1958
Total airframe hrs:14337
Cycles:9081
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 57 / Occupants: 57
Total:Fatalities: 65 / Occupants: 65
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:13 km (8.1 mls) SW of Voroshilovgrad Airport (VSG) (   Ukraine)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kuybyshev Airport (KUF/UWWW), Russia
Destination airport:Voroshilovgrad Airport (VSG/UKCW), Ukraine
Flightnumber:1969
Narrative:
Crashed due to structural failure of the starboard outer wing while descending from 1200 m to 600 m on approach to Voroshilovgrad (now Lugansk).

Classification:
Wing failure
Loss of control

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» airdisaster.ru


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Distance from Kuybyshev Airport to Voroshilovgrad Airport as the crow flies is 935 km (585 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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