Accident Ilyushin Il-18V CCCP-75559, Saturday 27 April 1974
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Date:Saturday 27 April 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Ilyushin Il-18V
Owner/operator:Aeroflot, Leningrad Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-75559
MSN: 184007703
Year of manufacture:1964
Total airframe hrs:18358 hours
Cycles:7501 flights
Engine model:Ivchenko AI-20K
Fatalities:Fatalities: 109 / Occupants: 109
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:2,5 km E of Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport (LED) -   Russia
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport (LED/ULLI)
Destination airport:Zaporozhye Airport (OZH/UKDE)
An Ilyushin 18 passenger plane was destroyed when it crashed shortly after takeoff from Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport (LED). All 102 passengers and seven crew members were killed.
Engine no. 4 suffered a catastrophic failure of the turbine disc of the third stage of the compressor. This happened about 2,5 minutes after takeoff and caused a strong vibration of the airframe. The crew attempted to return to the airport. When flaps were selected on final approach an asymmetrical flap condition occurred. The Il-18 went nose down, rolled sharply and was in an inverted attitude when it struck terrain.
The aircraft operated on a flight from Leningrad to Krasnodar with an en route stop at Zaporozhye.


Soviet Transports
Flight International 23 January 74 (115)


  • 3rd worst accident in 1974
  • 2nd worst accident of this aircraft type
  • worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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