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Last updated: 29 July 2021
Date:Tuesday 26 August 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-18B
Operator:Aeroflot, Moscow Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-75708
MSN: 189001705
First flight: 1960
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 94
Total:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 102
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Moskva-Vnukovo Airport (VKO) (   Russia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Noril'sk Airport (NSK/UOOO), Russia
Destination airport:Moskva-Vnukovo Airport (VKO/UUWW), Russia
The crew forgot to lower the undercarriage on approach. The Il-18 landed on its belly. A fire erupted in the cabin.

Gear-up landing
Runway mishap

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Distance from Noril'sk Airport to Moskva-Vnukovo Airport as the crow flies is 2852 km (1782 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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Ilyushin Il-18

  • 569 built
  • 42nd loss
  • 26th fatal accident
  • 18th worst accident (at the time)
  • 39th worst accident (currently)
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