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.