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Plane crash IL-12 in the Arkhangelsk region. 1955
Plane crash IL-12 in the Arkhangelsk region. 1955

Plane crash IL-12 polar aviation Glavsevmorputi in the Arkhangelsk Region

  • Date of the crash: 04.03.1955, the
  • The time of the crash: 10: 51
  • Country of the crash: the USSR
  • Place the crash: Arkhangelsk region, Pinezhsky area near Lake Poltozero
  • Aircraft type: IL-12
  • Registration of aircraft: SSSRN479
  • Name of air carrier Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Department: Department of the Polar Aviation Glavsevmorputi

Chronology of events: Plane in 10: 51 MSK with MK = 340-350 °, with the right roll 60-70 degrees, cut 12-15 trees, hit the wing, and then nose to the ground, he turned on 180 degrees and moved forward tail still 20 m. Nose Fuselage was destroyed. The co-pilot were killed, the commander, radio operator, and the first mechanic. Two passengers were seriously injured. One hospital skonchalsya5 March. 2-2 second mechanic and a passenger received minor injuries, 3 passenger - bruises. Navigator and other passengers (including all children) were not affected. People who were in the broken aircraft for the night in the woods, were dropped medical supplies and food, warm clothes ,. The next day they were taken. Data on victims: Total on board were people 31: 6 25 crew members and passengers. Number of people killed 5: 4 crew members, 1 passengers and people on the ground. Details of the crash:

  • Phase of flight: Horizontal (cruising) flight
  • Identified causes of the crash: Error during maintenance, equipment failure
Data on the plane:
  • aircraft Brand: Il-12
  • Aircraft ID: USSR-N479
  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR
  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 27.03.1948
  • Serial number of the aircraft: 30236
  • Hours aircraft: 2630
Flight data:
  • Flight type: Chartered passenger
  • The aviation company Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Department: Department of the Polar Aviation Glavsevmorputi
  • The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR
  • Flying from: Amderma
  • Flying in: Arkhangelsk (Talagi)
  • Original item: Pevek
  • A final point: Moscow Airport (unknown)
Additional information:
Information about the crew:
  • KBC Sergey E. Monakov
  • co-pilot Michael Danilovich Lyubushin
  • navigator Anatoly I. Zhuravlev (survived)
  • 1-th mechanic Paul G. Bogdanov
  • 2-th mechanic IS Shcherbakov
  • radio operator Evgeny Shmakov


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