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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Datum:Sonntag 23 August 1970
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyuschin Il-18V
Fluggesellschaft:Aeroflot, Far East Civil Aviation Directorate
Kennzeichen: CCCP-75823
Werknummer: 182004902
Baujahr: 1962
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:Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Airport (UUS) (   Russland)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Chita Airport (HTA/UIAA), Russland
Flug nach:Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Airport (UUS/UHSS), Russland
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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