Accident Ilyushin Il-14P CCCP-61731, Monday 1 September 1969
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Date:Monday 1 September 1969
Time:13:05
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Ilyushin Il-14P
Owner/operator:Aeroflot, Magadan Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-61731
MSN: 146000205
Year of manufacture:1956
Total airframe hrs:22964 hours
Cycles:14302 flights
Fatalities:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 27
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:24 km SW of Egvekinot-Zaliv Kresta Airfield -   Russia
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Anadyr Airport (DYR/UHMA)
Destination airport:Egvekinot-Zaliv Kresta Airfield (UHME)
Narrative:
An Ilyushin 14P passenger plane, registered CCCP-61731, was destroyed in an accident near Egvekinot-Zaliv Kresta Airfield, Russia. Five passengers survived, but 22 occupants were killed.
Flight 55 had departed Anadyr Airport (DYR) at 09:19 local time but immediately returned when it appeared that the destination airport at Egvekinot was closed because of poor weather. When the weather had improved the flight departed for the second time at 12:13. The approach procedure at Egvekinot called for a descent over sea to the south of the airport, after overflying the airport, and a 180 degree turn over sea for a straight in approach.
The airplane drifted to the right during the descent towards land. The crew started the 180 degree turn over mountainous terrain. It collided with a mountain at an altitude of 235 meters, went over the top and slid down the opposite slope down to an elevation of 170 m.

Sources:

airdisaster.ru

Statistics

  • 36th worst accident in 1969
  • 23rd worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 18th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

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