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Last updated: 18 October 2021
Date:Tuesday 11 November 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-18B
Operator:Aeroflot, Uralsk Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-75699
MSN: 189001402
First flight: 1959
Total airframe hrs:14719
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:between Sverdlovsk and Ekaterinburg (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Sverdlovsk-Koltsovo Airport (SVX/USSS), Russia
Destination airport:Ekaterinburg-Koltsovo Airport (SVX/USSS), Russia
The aircraft was flying from Sverdlovsk (now Ekaterinburg) to Tashkent when the crew mishandled the trim tabs and auto-pilot, causing the aircraft to enter a dive. It descended from an altitude of 8,400 metres and was recovered by the crew at a height of some 6,600 metres. A safe landing was carried out, but the aircraft suffered structural damage during the dive at up to 2.7 g.
The fuselage was used in rebuilding of c/n 184007203, which was damaged in a fire.

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