Aeroflot Flight 721

Aeroflot Flight 721Wednesday September 2, 1964
After insisting on and getting a direct approach without completing a standard traffic pattern, the airliner crashed into a wooded hillside. The controller lacked the radar with which to monitor the flight. Blame was placed on both the crew of the airliner and the ATC. Lack of radar facilities. Premature descent. Inexperience with the area and poor flight planning.

Crash Details

DateWednesday September 2, 1964
LocationIsland of Sakhalin, Russia
Passengers78
Crew9
Fatalities87
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeIlyushin IL-18B
OperatorAeroflot
RegistrationCCCP-75531
Flight OriginKrasnoyarsk
Flight Destination Yuzhno
Island of Sakhalin, Russia
Aeroflot
Ilyushin IL-18B
1964