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Last updated: 8 December 2021
Datum:donderdag 29 februari 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-18D
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Aeroflot, Far East Civil Aviation Directorate
Registratie: CCCP-74252
Constructienummer: 187010601
Bouwjaar: 1967
Aantal vlieguren:328
Aantal vluchten:89
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 9 / inzittenden: 9
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 74 / inzittenden: 75
Totaal:slachtoffers: 83 / inzittenden: 84
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:13 km (8.1 mijl) NW of Parchum, Chunsky district, Irkutsk region (   Rusland)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Krasnoyarsk Airport (KJA/UNKL), Rusland
Vliegveld van aankomst:Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Airport (PKC/UHPP), Rusland
Vluchtnummer: 15
Aeroflot flight 15 was a regular passenger service from Moscow's Domodedovo Airport to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, with an intermediate stop at Krasnoyarsk.
At 22:03 hours local time, after having refueled at Krasnoyarsk, the Ilyushin Il-18 departed for the last leg of the flight. The aircraft climbed to the cruising altitude of 8000 meters. Last radio contact was at 22:43 with an unintelligible two-second radio transmission.
At that time the aircraft was in an emergency descent with an average vertical speed of 17-56 m/s (3360-11000 ft/min).
After reaching an altitude of 3000 meters, the vertical speed increased to 50-125 m/s (9850 - 24600 ft/min) and the aircraft turned right. Destructive overloads caused the aircraft to break up in mid-air at an altitude of 650 meters above ground level.
At that time the aircraft was descending inverted at a speed of 890 km/h.
One passenger survived the accident miraculously. His seat had separated together with a large section of airframe skin.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: Unknown. It was considered possible that a fuel leak had occurred in the left wing, causing a fire.

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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 Krasnoyarsk Airport en Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Airport bedraagt 4060 km (2538 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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