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Plane crash IL-14P near Kutaisi. 1963
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Plane crash IL-14P near Kutaisi. 1963

Plane crash IL-14P Georgian control CAF near Kutaisi

  • Date of the crash: 24.08.1963, the
  • The time of the crash: 10: 53
  • Country of the crash: the USSR
  • Location of the crash: the Georgian SSR, 7 km north Gegechkoris
  • Aircraft type: IL-14P
  • Registration of aircraft: SSSR61617
  • Name of air carrier Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Subdivision: Georgian territorial department of CAF, of Tbilisi
  • Flight: 663 


Chronology of events:

Faced with unfavorable weather conditions near Tsulukidze (visibility 3 km, thunderstorm with rain Cloudy 300-400 m), the commander of the crew rather than to return to the airfield foolishly decided to continue the flight, deviating from the route towards the mountains to the right. Still dodging slopes, increasing the flight path, and being at the height of 900 m (less secure for the area), the crew got into a zone of heavy rainfall, which radio operator for 1 min. RDS before the crash in Tbilisi said. The aircraft in level flight in 10: 53 13 in km from the road in conditions of limited visibility crashed into a mountainside.

Data on victims:

Total on board were people 32: 5 27 crew members and passengers. Total killed 32 people: crew 5, 27 passengers.

Details of the crash:

  • Phase of flight: Horizontal (cruising) flight
  • Identified causes of the crash: ATC error, crew error
Data on the plane:
  • aircraft Brand: Il-14P
  • Aircraft ID: USSR-61617
  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR
  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 23.02.1957
  • Serial number of the aircraft: 602107
  • Hours aircraft: 11682
  • Engines: B B 2946943 27151507
Flight data:
  • Flight: 663
  • Tour type: Regular passenger
  • The aviation company Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Subdivision: Georgian territorial department of CAF, of Tbilisi
  • The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR
  • Flying from: Kutaisi
  • I flew to Sukhumi (Babushera)
  • Original item: Tbilisi
  • A final point: Krasnodar (Pashkovsky)
Additional information:
Information about the crew:
  • KBC Archil A. Heteshvili
  • the co-pilot Georgy White
  • mechanic-istruktor Z. Mikhail Suprun, Art. Engineer 112 lo
  • radio operator Gregory Ovanesovich Hakobiants
  • Flight attendant Nina Meskhi

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