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Date:Tuesday 5 March 1963
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-18V
Operator:Aeroflot / Turkmenistan
Registration: CCCP-75765
MSN: 181003404
First flight: 1961
Total airframe hrs:2098
Engines: 4 Ivchenko AI-20
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 11
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 43
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 54
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Ashgabat Airport (ASB) (   Turkmenistan)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Krasnovodsk Airport (KRW/UTAK), Turkmenistan
Destination airport:Ashgabat Airport (ASB/UTAA), Turkmenistan
Flightnumber: 191
The IL-18 flew an unstabilized apprpoach in below minima weather conditions as a result of a dust storm. It struck powerlines and approach lights and crashed about 200-300 m short of the runway. The fuselage broke and a fire erupted.

Landing after unstabilized approach


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Distance from Krasnovodsk Airport to Ashgabat Airport as the crow flies is 513 km (321 miles).

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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Ilyushin Il-18

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