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Last updated: 16 October 2021
Date:Friday 23 October 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-14P
Operator:Aeroflot / Azerbaijan
Registration: CCCP-41806
MSN: 6341709
First flight: 1956
Total airframe hrs:4945
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 24
Total:Fatalities: 28 / Occupants: 29
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,4 km (0.9 mls) from Moskva-Vnukovo Airport (VKO) (   Russia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Stalingrad Airport (VOG/URWW), Russia
Destination airport:Moskva-Vnukovo Airport (VKO/UUWW), Russia
Flightnumber: 200
The IL-14 operated on a passenger service from Baku, Azerbaijan to Moscow-Vnukovo Airport with en route stops at Makhachkala, Astrakhan and Stalingrad (now named Volgograd).
The flight left Stalingrad at 14:20 but after almost two hours in flight, the crew were told that Vnukovo Airport was closed due to poor weather. They elected to return to Stalingrad. At 18:50 the crew took off for the second flight to Vnukovo. Weather at Vnukovo was still marginal with a cloud base at 70 m and a visibility of 1,5 / 2 km. The crew of another IL-14, reported the bottom edge of the cloud cover at 50-60 m. At an altitude of 900 m the flight was cleared to approach runway 2. The airplane descended until striking trees located 1400 m short of the runway. It crashed into a forest and burned. One passenger survived the accident.

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Distance from Stalingrad Airport to Moskva-Vnukovo Airport as the crow flies is 891 km (557 miles).

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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