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Date:Wednesday 27 August 1941
Type:Tupolev G-2
Operator:Aeroflot / Uzbekistan
Registration: CCCP-L1996
MSN: 22327
First flight:
Total airframe hrs:3118
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) S of Kizyl-Arvat (   Turkmenistan)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Tashkent Airport (TAS/UTTT), Uzbekistan
Destination airport:Ashgabat Airport (ASB/UTAA), Turkmenistan
The aircraft operated on a cargo flight from Taskhent to Ashkhabad at night in support of the Central Asian Military District. The flight crew was told that their destination airport would be lit. However, this was not the case. The flight crew failed to locate the airport and flew to the north-west. Shortly after midnight the pilot attempted a forced landing at Kizyl-Arvat in the Krasnovodsk District of Turkmenistan, but the aircraft struck a hill at a height of 70 metres.

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Distance from Tashkent Airport to Ashgabat Airport as the crow flies is 996 km (622 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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