Aeroflot Flight 217

Aeroflot Flight 217Friday October 13, 1972
The aircraft crashed at the outer marker while attempting to land for the third time in poor weather conditions. Sudden incapacitation of the crew for reasons unknown. Contributing to the accident, the airport's instrument landing system was not working.

Crash Details

DateFriday October 13, 1972
LocationNear Moscow, USSR
Passengers164
Crew10
Fatalities174
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeIlyushin IL-62
OperatorAeroflot
RegistrationCCCP-86671
Flight OriginLeningrad
Flight Destination Moscow
Near Moscow, USSR
Aeroflot
Ilyushin IL-62
1972