Aeroflot Flight 6551

Aeroflot Flight 6551Friday May 11, 1973
The plane disintegrated during an emergency descent and crashed 84km from Semipalatins. Collision with a foreign object causing damage to the wing.

Crash Details

DateFriday May 11, 1973
LocationNear Semipalatinsk, USSR
Passengers55
Crew8
Fatalities61
Survivors2
Aircraft TypeIlyushin IL-18B
OperatorAeroflot
RegistrationSSR-75687
Flight Origin Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Flight Destination Novosibirsk, Russia
Near Semipalatinsk, USSR
Aeroflot
Ilyushin IL-18B
1973