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Crash of an Ilyushin II-18V near Tiksi

Accident description

  • Dec 19, 2016 at 0445 LT
  • RF-91821
  • Landing (descent or approach)
  • Military
  • Yes
  • Plain
  • Kansk - Tiksi
  • 185 0080 03
  • 1965
  • Tiksi, Republic of Yakutia (Sakha)
  • Russia
  • Asia
  • 7
  • 0
  • 32
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • While approaching Tiksi, the crew encountered an unexpected situation and decided to attempt an emergency landing. The four engine aircraft belly landed in a snow covered field located about 30 km from Tiksi Airport, slid for several yards and came to rest, broken in three. All 39 occupants were evacuated, among them 19 were injured, three seriously.