ASN Aircraft accident Ilyushin Il-18V CCCP-75559 Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport (LED)
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Date:Saturday 27 April 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-18V
Operator:Aeroflot, Leningrad Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-75559
MSN: 184007703
First flight: 1964
Total airframe hrs:18358
Engines: 4 Ivchenko AI-20K
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 102 / Occupants: 102
Total:Fatalities: 109 / Occupants: 109
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2,5 km (1.6 mls) E of Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport (LED) (   Russia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport (LED/ULLI), Russia
Destination airport:Zaporozhye Airport (OZH/UKDE), Ukraine
An Ilyushin 18 passenger plane was destroyed when it crashed shortly after takeoff from Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport (LED). All 102 passengers and seven crew members were killed.
Engine no. 4 suffered a catastrophic failure of the turbine disc of the third stage of the compressor. This happened about 2,5 minutes after takeoff and caused a strong vibration of the airframe. The crew attempted to return to the airport. When flaps were selected on final approach an asymmetrical flap condition occurred. The Il-18 went nose down, rolled sharply and was in an inverted attitude when it struck terrain.
The aircraft operated on a flight from Leningrad to Krasnodar with an en route stop at Zaporozhye.

Uncontained engine failure
Loss of control

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Distance from Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport to Zaporozhye Airport as the crow flies is 1356 km (848 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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