Accident Ilyushin Il-14P CCCP-61618, Saturday 1 January 1966
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Date:Saturday 1 January 1966
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-61618
MSN: 602108
Year of manufacture:1957
Total airframe hrs:12368 hours
Cycles:11356 flights
Fatalities:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:60 km NW of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky -   Russia
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Magadan-13 Airport (UHMT)
Destination airport:Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Airport (PKC/UHPP)
En route between Magadan and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia, the right hand engine failed. It was flying at an altitude of 3300 m at the time. The crew considered diverting to Sobolevo but the runway there was covered with snow.
It was decided to continue to the destination airport. Altitude was gradually lost and the flight was at 2900 m after passing Sobolevo. Minimum altitude in the area was 3100 m. The copilot suggested to make a gear-up landing on the snow covered runway at Ust-Bolsheretsk, but the captain decided to continue to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. He attempted to evade high terrain but the plane entered an area of snowfall and turbulence. The flight continued to lose altitude in increasingly turbulent conditions. It collided with Mount Yurchik, 10 m below the summit, at an elevation of about 2049 m.



  • 28th worst accident in 1966
  • 20th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 11th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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