Aeroflot Flight 418

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Aeroflot Flight 418
Aeroflot Tupolev Tu-154 - CCCP-85219.jpg
An Aeroflot Tu-154 similar to the one involved in the accident (1978)
Accident summary
Date 1 June 1976 (1976-06-01)
Summary Undetermined (possible radar failure)
Site Bioko, Equatorial Guinea
3°30′N 8°42′E / 3.500°N 8.700°E / 3.500; 8.700Coordinates: 3°30′N 8°42′E / 3.500°N 8.700°E / 3.500; 8.700
Passengers 42
Crew 4
Fatalities 46 (all)
Survivors 0
Aircraft type Tupolev Tu-154A
Operator Aeroflot
Registration CCCP-85102
Flight origin Quatro de Fevereiro Airport
1st stopover Malabo International Airport
Last stopover Tripoli International Airport
Destination Sheremetyevo International Airport

Aeroflot Flight 418 refers to a Tupolev Tu-154A, registration CCCP-85102, that was operating the second leg of an international scheduled LuandaMalaboTripoli–Moscow passenger service under the airline's International Civil Aviation Directorate, and crashed on 1 June 1976.[1]


The aircraft was en route from Quatro de Fevereiro Airport to Malabo International Airport, when it struck a mountain 750 metres (2,460 ft) high at Bioko, Equatorial Guinea.[1] Initial reports claiming that there were 46 people aboard were later confirmed, with the aircraft actually having 42 passengers and a crew of four on board; all of them perished in the accident.[2][3]


The cause of the accident could not be determined, but the investigation commission suspected that a possible failure of the MSRP-12 radar on the aircraft may have led the crew to be unaware of their position.

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  1. ^ a b Accident description at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 7 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Aeroflot known accident record 1966–76". Flight International: 1695. 11 December 1976. Archived from the original on 10 September 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Public-transport accidents". Flight International: 1547. 12 June 1976. Archived from the original on 10 September 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012. An Aeroflot Tu-154 is missing on a flight from Luanda to Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, as we go to press. It is reported to be carrying a total of 46 crew and passengers.