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Last updated: 24 September 2021
Datum:maandag 26 december 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-18A
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Aeroflot, Ulyanovsk Advanced Flying Training College
Registratie: CCCP-75651
Constructienummer: 188000405
Bouwjaar: 1958
Aantal vlieguren:144
Aantal vluchten:178
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 13 / inzittenden: 13
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Totaal:slachtoffers: 17 / inzittenden: 17
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:1,2 km (0.8 mijl) NE of Ulyanovsk Airport (ULY) (   Rusland)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Training
Vliegveld van vertrek:Kuybyshev Airport (KUF/UWWW), Rusland
Vliegveld van aankomst:Ulyanovsk-Vostochny Airport (ULY/UWLW), Rusland
An Ilyushin 18A aircraft was destroyed in an accident near Ulyanovsk Airport (ULY), Russia. All 17 on board were killed.
The airplane was approaching Ulyanovsk when it suddenly nosed down from an altitude of 120-150 m, just after the crew had selected the flaps down to 40 degrees.
It crashed in a plowed field and burst into flames.
A similar occurrence happened in 1961, but this time the crew managed to regain control by raising the flaps and adding power. Test flights in icing conditions showed that the Ilyushin 18 was vulnerable in icing conditions. Ice accretion on the horizontal stabilizer could result in a loss of control.

Control was lost when the flaps were selected down to 40 degrees while on approach to Ulyanovsk Airport (ULY). Icing was a possible factor. The airplane was on a training flight carrying a crew and several workers of the Voronezh aircraft factory.

Probable Cause:

Cause: Loss of control due to tailplane icing.



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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Kuybyshev Airport en Ulyanovsk-Vostochny Airport bedraagt 133 km (83 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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Ilyushin Il-18

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  • 5e ongeval
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