Aeroflot Flight 2230
An Aeroflot Ilyushin Il-18, similar to the accident aircraft
|Date||16 November 1967|
|Site||2.9 km (1.8 mi) east of Koltsovo Airport|
|Aircraft type||Ilyushin Il-18V|
|Flight origin||Koltsovo Airport, Yekaterinburg|
|Destination||Tashkent Yuzhny Airport, Tashkent|
Aeroflot Flight 2230 was a Soviet domestic passenger flight from Yekaterinburg (then Sverdlovsk) to Tashkent. On 16 November 1967, the Ilyushin Il-18 aircraft serving the flight crashed after takeoff, killing all 107 people aboard (including twelve children). At the time it was the deadliest aviation accident in the Russian SFSR and the worst accident involving the Il-18.
The flight was serviced by an Ilyushin Il-18V turboprop airliner, manufactured on 25 March 1964 with a serial number 184007002. The aircraft made its maiden flight and commenced operations in the same year. On the day of the accident it had 5,326 flight hours, or 2,111 flight cycles.
The aircraft was cleared for takeoff from Koltsovo Airport at 21:02 local time. When an engine caught fire and its propeller would not feather, the amount of drag it caused resulted in a sharp right turn while climbing at a speed of 340–350 km/h (180–190 kn), at an altitude of 140–150 m (460–490 ft) and began to rapidly descend, striking the ground, with a horizontal velocity of 440 km/h (240 kn) and a vertical speed of 20 m/s (66 ft/s), in a ploughed field, with a 37-degree right bank. The aircraft completely disintegrated, complicating the subsequent accident investigation. There were also fire outbreaks at the crash site.
The investigation said that the crash resulted form a wrong indication of the main artificial horizons and the compass system due to an electrical failure and that the flight crew was unable to determine the correct altitude.
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