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Last updated: 7 December 2021
Date:Tuesday 2 January 1979
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-14FKM
Operator:Aeroflot, Central Region Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-04193
MSN: 7343506
First flight: 1957
Total airframe hrs:19494
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 14
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Molodezhnaya (   Antarctica)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Molodezhnaya Ice Station, Antarctica
Destination airport:Mawson Station, Antarctica
The Ilyushin 14FKM operated transportation flights for participants of the 24th Soviet Antarctic expedition.
The ski-equipped IL-14 took off from the ice runway at Molodezhnaya Ice Station.
At an altitude of 70-80 meters above the ground the plane suddenly descended in a left bank until it impacted a glacier.
Investigation revealed that the airplane was caught in a wind shear.

Loss of control

» Soviet Transports
» Dmitriy Yertsov


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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