Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archives
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Crash of an Ilyushin II-18V in Ivano-Frankivsk

Accident description

  • May 9, 1974 at 0000 LT
  • CCCP-75425
  • Landing (descent or approach)
  • Scheduled Revenue Flight
  • Yes
  • Airport (less than 10 km from airport)
  • Sverdlovsk - Ivano-Frankivsk
  • 181 0034 03
  • 1961
  • Ivano-Frankivsk, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast
  • Ukraine
  • Europe
  • 8
  • 0
  • 67
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 19767
  • 8373
  • On a flight from Sverdlovsk to Ivano-Frankivsk, the crew (who never had been at Ivano-Frankivsk before) mistook in bad visibility an agricultural airstrip located 17 km from Ivano-Frankivsk International Airport and landed there. As the runway was only 500 meters long, the aircraft overran into a ravine and broke in two. All occupants escaped unhurt. The aircraft was written off.
  • Crew error.