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Last updated: 17 October 2021
Datum:Samstag 6 März 1976
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyuschin Il-18E
Fluggesellschaft:Aeroflot / Armenia
Kennzeichen: CCCP-75408
Werknummer: 186009201
Baujahr: 1966
Anzahl Zyklen der Zelle:9082
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 11 / Insassen: 11
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 100 / Insassen: 100
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 111 / Insassen: 111
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Verkhnyaya Khava (   Russland)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Moskva-Vnukovo Airport (VKO/UUWW), Russland
Flug nach:Yerevan Airport (EVN/UDYZ), Armenien
Flugnummer: 909
The Ilyushin had taken off from Moscow-Vnukovo for a flight to Yerevan. En route at FL260 an electrical power failure occurred, disabling the compass system, two main gyros and autopilot. The flight crew were confused now knowing whether the left, right or standby gyro were giving correct information. After some banking manoeuvres, the aircraft apparently lost control and crashed. The accident happened at night with a thick layer of clouds, topping at FL130; the natural horizon was not visible.

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Distance from Moskva-Vnukovo Airport to Yerevan Airport as the crow flies is 1782 km (1114 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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