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Plane crash IL-14 near the airport Lower Crosses (now Cherskii). 1962
Plane crash IL-14 near the airport Lower Cross. 1962

Plane crash IL-14 Magadan OAS GA near the airport Lower Crosses (now Cherskii)

  • Date of the crash: 18.09.1962, the
  • The time of the crash: 06: 32
  • Country of the crash: the USSR
  • Place the crash: Yakut ASSR, 46 km south-southeast of the airport Lower Crosses
  • Aircraft type: IL-14
  • Registration of aircraft: SSSR61628
  • Name of air carrier Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division: Magadan OAS GA, 185 ao
  • Flight: 213 

Chronology of events: Rather than follow the detour route, the commander in the area of ​​the mountain massif white arrow came on line Bilibino - Lower Crosses direct route to fly at these levels. The plane, following on marginally low altitude, entered the clouds and at approximately 800 m MK = 180 ° at a distance of 46 km south-southeast of the airport Lower Crosses in 06: 32 crashed into a mountain height 975 m. The first clash with snow-covered steep slope held flat. The plane moved up the slope, collapsed completely and partially burned. 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-14
  • Aircraft ID: USSR-61628
  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR
  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 1956
  • Serial number of the aircraft: 146000929
  • Hours aircraft: 9868
  • Engines: B21261702 B21261713
Flight data:
  • Flight: 213
  • Tour type: Regular passenger
  • The aviation company Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division: Magadan OAS GA, 185 ao
  • The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR
  • Flying from: Cherskiy (Nizh.Kresty)
  • Flying in: Bilibino
  • Original item: Magadan
  • A final point: Bilibino
Additional information:
Information about the crew:
  • KBC Viktor Gikalo 
  • second pilot Yuriy Yudaev
  • mechanic Anatoly Maximovich Doroshko
  • radio operator Anatoly I. Borowski
  • navigator Grigory Danilovich Inshakov


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