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Last updated: 20 October 2021
Date:Sunday 23 August 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-18V
Operator:Aeroflot, Far East Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-75823
MSN: 182004902
First flight: 1962
Engines: 4 Ivchenko AI-20K
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Airport (UUS) (   Russia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Chita Airport (HTA/UIAA), Russia
Destination airport:Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Airport (UUS/UHSS), Russia
The Il-18 operated on a passenger service from Moscow-Domodedovo to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk with en route stops at Chelyabinsk, Krasnoyarsk and Chita.
Weather at Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk for the night-time approach was reported as: overcast at 370 m, rain, visibility 5 km, wind 130° at 2 m/s. Runway 19 was available for landing.
The approach was flown too high and the airplane was descended quickly in the final part of the approach.
The nose gear touched down first and broke, the aircraft slid off the runway and the wings broke.

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Chita Airport to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Airport as the crow flies is 2169 km (1355 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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