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Accident description
Last updated: 22 February 2018
Date:Thursday 12 February 1981
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin 14T
Operator:Aeroflot, Central Region Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-04188
C/n / msn: 6341301
First flight: 1956
Total airframe hrs:27926
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 13
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Krenkel Station, Heiss Island, Franz Josef Land (   Russia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
The Ilyushin 14P operated on a flight from Myachkovo to Krenkel Station, Heiss Island, Franz Josef Land with an en route stop at an airstrip on the Sredny Peninsula. On approach at dusk the crew twice lost visual contact with the runway lighting. The aircraft touched down in deep snow 32 metres left of the runway centreline. The nose landing gear collapsed, causing the long-range fuel tanks in the cabin to break loose. Two passengers were killed and five crew members and four passengers were injured.

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