Operator Flight 25

Operator Flight 25Thursday April 4, 1963
Crashed in a snow covered field whille en route. The pitch control mechanism of the No. 4 prop failed, creating a severe drag. As the crew was not able to establish under these conditions which one of the right props had caused the problem both were feathered. The airplane entered a high speed descent from which the crew was unable to recover. Control was regained and the crew pulled up when breaking through the low clouds at 150-200 metres but elevators broke off. Control was lost and the airplane crashed.

Crash Details

DateThursday April 4, 1963
LocationTatarstan, Russia
Passengers59
Crew8
Fatalities67
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeIlyushin IL-18
OperatorOperator
Registration CCCP-75866
Flight OriginMoscow
Flight Destination : Krasnoyarsk
Tatarstan, Russia
Operator
Ilyushin IL-18
1963