ASN Aircraft accident Ilyushin Il-18V CCCP-75712 Ura-Tube
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Date:Saturday 24 February 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-18V
Operator:Aeroflot / Tajikistan
Registration: CCCP-75712
MSN: 189001803
First flight: 1959
Engines: 4 Ivchenko AI-20K
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 72 / Occupants: 72
Total:Fatalities: 79 / Occupants: 79
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:40 km (25 mls) from Ura-Tube (   Tajikistan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Dushanbe Airport (DYU/UTDD), Tajikistan
Destination airport:Leninabad Airport (LBD/UTDL), Tajikistan
After a starboard turn to 60 degrees the Il-18 entered a left bank with at 3-4 deg/s. After reaching of a bank of 90 degrees, the airplane entered a spin. The indicated speed was 840 km/h. At a height of 2200 m the airplane broke up.

Loss of control

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Distance from Dushanbe Airport to Leninabad Airport as the crow flies is 199 km (124 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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