Accident Ilyushin Il-18B CCCP-75685, Monday 4 January 1965
ASN logo

Date:Monday 4 January 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Ilyushin Il-18B
Owner/operator:Aeroflot, Kazakstan Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-75685
MSN: 189001105
Year of manufacture:1959
Total airframe hrs:6802 hours
Fatalities:Fatalities: 64 / Occupants: 103
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Alma-Ata Airport (ALA) -   Kazakhstan
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Semipalatinsk Airport (PLX/UASS)
Destination airport:Alma-Ata Airport (ALA/UAAA)
Aeroflot flight SU101 departed Moscow-Domodedovo on a passenger flight to Omsk, Semipalatinsk (now named Semey) and Alma-Ata (now Almaty).
Departure from Semipalatinsk was delayed because Alma-Ata Airport was closed due to poor visibility. The Il-18 took off at 19:30 with a delay of over 2 hours and 30 minutes.
During the approach to Alma-Ata the weather was below minima, but the crew was not aware of this. At the locator middle marker (LMM) the airplane deviated to the right. The controller instructed the flight to execute a go around but the captain continued the approach. The airplane struck the ground 75 m short and 210 meters to the right of the runway. It crossed a ditch and struck trees.


Soviet Transports


  • 7th worst accident in 1965
  • 18th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 4th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


Revision history:


The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF on social media FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2024 Flight Safety Foundation

1920 Ballenger Av, 4th Fl.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314