Accident Ilyushin Il-12 CCCP-L1309, Wednesday 18 December 1957
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Date:Wednesday 18 December 1957
Time:12:35
Type:Ilyushin Il-12
Owner/operator:Aeroflot, East Siberia Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-L1309
MSN: 30015
Year of manufacture:1947
Total airframe hrs:10436 hours
Fatalities:Fatalities: 27 / Occupants: 27
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:30 km W of Birobidzhan -   Russia
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Khabarovsk-Novy Airport (KHV/UHHH)
Destination airport:Magdagachi Airport (GDG/UHBI)
Narrative:
The aircraft operated on a scheduled service from Khabarovsk to Moscow with intermediate stops. It was parked on the apron at Khabarovsk during gusty winds at a speed of 20-24 m/s.
The flight took off at 11:58 for the leg to Magdagachi. Contact with the flight was lost about 12:35.
In June 1958, the wreckage was found on the north-western slope of Pokto Mountain.
An investigation revealed that the rudder had failed in flight as a result of damage caused by a strong gust of wind while the aircraft was on the ground. Another Il-12, CCCP-L1330, that was parked next to CCCP-L1309 also sustained damage to the rudder.

Sources:

airdisaster.ru

Statistics

  • 11th worst accident in 1957
  • 3rd worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 2nd worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

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