CFIT Accident Ilyushin Il-18D SU-AOV, Monday 29 January 1973
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Date:Monday 29 January 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Ilyushin Il-18D
Registration: SU-AOV
MSN: 188011003
Year of manufacture:1968
Fatalities:Fatalities: 37 / Occupants: 37
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:ca 16 km NNE of Nicosia Airport (NIC) -   Cyprus
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA)
Destination airport:Nicosia Airport (NIC/LCNC)
The Il-18 crashed into the Kyrenia Mountain range near the village of Karavas, at an altitude of 783 m (117 m below the crest) while on downwind on a nighttime approach to Nicosia runway 14.


Soviet Transports


  • 24th worst accident in 1973
  • 26th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 16th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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