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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:
Date:Saturday 4 March 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin 14
Operator:Soviet Air Force
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) N of Petrozavodsk Airport (PES) (   Russia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Petrozavodsk Airport (PES/ULPB), Russia
Destination airport:Vaskovo Airport (ULAH), Russia
Narrative:
The airplane crashed onto the frozen Lake Ukshozero, shortly after takeoff. The six crew members and one passenger died in the crash. Debris partially sunk. The crew likely lost spatial orientation after entering clouds following a failure of the artificial horizon.

Classification:

Loss of control

Sources:
» airdisaster.ru


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Distance from Petrozavodsk Airport to Vaskovo Airport as the crow flies is 420 km (263 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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