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Date:Sunday 13 December 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-14P
Operator:Aeroflot / Uzbekistan
Registration: CCCP-91577
MSN: 147001416
First flight: 1957
Total airframe hrs:3029
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 25 / Occupants: 25
Total:Fatalities: 30 / Occupants: 30
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:27 km (16.9 mls) NE of Boysun, Surkhandarya Region (   Uzbekistan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Termez Airport (TMJ/UTST), Uzbekistan
Destination airport:Tashkent-Yuzhny Airport (TAS/UTTT), Uzbekistan
Flightnumber: 120
The IL-14 was operating on a flight from Kabul, Afghanistan to Tashkent. At 09:02 MSK plane departed from Termez for the last leg of the flight.
Weather along the route was reported being an 7/10 overcast, stratocumulus at 2000 - 2500 m, broken cumulus at 300-500 m and snow, with a visibility of 4-10 km. The flight was heading due north at an altitude of 3,600 m. The
The crew deliberately deviated from the planned route and headed straight over the mountains. It flew into the side of a mountain ridge at an elevation of 3500 m. The wreckage was found June 2, 1960.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain



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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Termez Airport to Tashkent-Yuzhny Airport as the crow flies is 470 km (294 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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