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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Date:Thursday 26 January 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avia 14
Operator:Aeroflot, Central Region Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-52066
MSN: 30703108
First flight: 1957
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mirny Ice Station (   Antarctica)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Departure airport:Mirny Ice Station, Antarctica
Destination airport:?
The Avia 14 was being refueled when a fire erupted. The aircraft was consumed by fire.

Fire during refuelling
Damaged on the ground



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