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Last updated: 18 September 2021
Datum:Freitag 5 Juni 1970
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyuschin Il-18V
Fluggesellschaft:Aeroflot / Uzbekistan
Kennzeichen: CCCP-75533
Werknummer: 180002502
Baujahr: 1960
Triebwerk: 4 Ivchenko AI-20K
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Samarkand Airport (SKD) (   Usbekistan)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Samarkand Airport (SKD/UTSS), Usbekistan
Flug nach:Tashkent Airport (TAS/UTTT), Usbekistan
The Il-18V operated on a passenger flight from Smarkand to Tashkent. The crew did not check the flight controls prior to departure and takeoff was initiated with a locked elevators. The captain noticed this during the takeoff roll and attempted to unlock the elevators during the takeoff roll. At a speed of 350 km/h the aircraft went off the runway and collided with obstacles. A post-impact fire erupted.

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Distance from Samarkand Airport to Tashkent Airport as the crow flies is 258 km (162 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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