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Datum:vrijdag 11 mei 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-18B
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Aeroflot / Azerbaijan
Registratie: CCCP-75687
Constructienummer: 189001202
Bouwjaar: 1959
Aantal vlieguren:21663
Aantal vluchten:11787
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 8 / inzittenden: 8
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 55 / inzittenden: 55
Totaal:slachtoffers: 63 / inzittenden: 63
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:84 km (52.5 mijl) S of Semipalatinsk (   Kazachstan)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Tashkent Airport (TAS/UTTT), Oezbekistan
Vliegveld van aankomst:Novosibirsk-Severny (North) Airport (UNCC), Rusland
An Il-18 passenger plane CCCP-75687, was destroyed in an accident 84 km south of Semipalatinsk. All 55 passengers and eight crew members were killed.
Aeroflot Flight 6551 departed Tashkent Airport (TAS) at 23:25 Moscow time on May 10. The airplane was bound for Novosibirsk-Severny (North) Airport.
The airplane climbed to the cruising altitude of 9000 m. At 01:22 the flight descended to 7800 metres. About 01:37 Moscow time (04:37 local time), the flight disappeared from radar. Burning wreckage was located in the steppe 84 km south of Semipalatinsk. The outer parts of the right wing and the left stabiliser as well as parts of the right stabiliser were found at a distance of some 3.5 km from the crash site.
It was established that the airplane had disintegrated in midair possibly during an emergency descent. The reason for the emergency descent could not be established.

Suddenly aircraft entered a rapid descent. It broke up at an altitude of 5000 m and crashed.

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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Tashkent Airport en Novosibirsk-Severny (North) Airport bedraagt 1821 km (1138 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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Ilyushin Il-18

  • 569 built
  • 60e ongeval
  • 37e dodelijk ongeval
  • 13e zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 19e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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