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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Date:Sunday 1 October 1972
Time:19:25
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin 18V
Operator:Aeroflot, Moscow Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-75507
C/n / msn: 183006405
First flight: 1963
Total airframe hrs:15718
Cycles:7899
Engines: 4 Ivchenko AI-20K
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 101 / Occupants: 101
Total:Fatalities: 109 / Occupants: 109
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:4 km (2.5 mls) W off Adler/Sochi Airport (AER) (   Russia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Adler/Sochi Airport (AER/URSS), Russia
Destination airport:Moskva-Vnukovo Airport (VKO/UUWW), Russia
Flightnumber:1036
Narrative:
Shortly after takeoff from Adler/Sochi Airport (AER), at an altitude of 150-250 meters the IL-18 banked right and then made a sharp left turn. With increasing left bank, the Il-18 crashed into the Black Sea, 4 km from the shore and sank in an underwater canyon at a depth of 600 m with a thick layer of silt on the bottom.

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Distance from Adler/Sochi Airport to Moskva-Vnukovo Airport as the crow flies is 1354 km (846 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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