IL-18V Plane crash near Sochi airport (Adler). 1972
IL-18V Plane crash near Sochi airport (Adler). 1972

Plane crash IL-18V Moscow TU GA airport near Sochi (Adler)

  • Date of the crash: 01.10.1972, the
  • The time of the crash: 19: 25
  • Country of the crash: the USSR
  • Location of the crash: Krasnodar region, the Black Sea, near the Adler airport
  • Aircraft type: IL-18V
  • Registration of aircraft: CCCP75507
  • Name of air carrier Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division: Moscow TU GA, OAO Vnukovo
  • Flight: 1036 

Chronology of events: On the flat sections of the bottom and in the canyons there are powerful deposits of liquid silt. In view of this, in spite of the search operation undertaken with the participation of the Black Sea Fleet, it was impossible to pick up from the bottom or at least to detect the part of the aircraft. On the remains of bodies and small parts that are found on the surface, it is possible to conclude that the aircraft collapsed completely when striking water. The commission revealed: the aircraft as a result of take-off and climb 150-250 m began to turn to the right in accordance with the exit scheme. Then he moved to the left steep turn with a sharp decline, at a distance of 6,5-10,5 km from the shore to the Black Sea, fell, sank, collapsed. On the corpses and found parts of the aircraft there were no traces of a fire.

Data on victims:

  • Total on board were people 109: 8 101 crew members and passengers. Total killed 109 people: crew 8, 101 passengers.
Details of the crash:
  • Phase of flight: climb
  • Identified causes of the crash: the causes are unknown
Data on the plane:
  • aircraft Brand: Il-18V
  • Aircraft ID: CCCP-75507
  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR
  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 03.08.1963
  • Serial number of the aircraft: 183006405
  • Hours aircraft: 15718
  • The cycles of use of the aircraft: 7899
  • Engines: N2645134 N2735092 N2645002 N2615193
Flight data:
  • Flight: 1036
  • Tour type: Regular passenger
  • The aviation company Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division: Moscow TU GA, OAO Vnukovo
  • The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR
  • Flying from: Sochi (Adler)
  • Flying in Moscow (Vnukovo)
  • Original item: Sochi (Adler)
  • A final point: Moscow (Vnukovo)

Additional information:

Information about the crew:
  • KBC Vasily Tikhonov Gerasimov
  • the co-pilot Valentina Suburban
  • navigator Anatoly Stepanovich Zmeevski
  • mechanic Vladimir Meshchaninov
  • radio operator Boris sang
  • flight attendants:
  • Natalia Remeslennikov
  • Tatiana Baryshnikov 
  • accompanying the Ministry of Internal Affairs Victor S. Semenov

The mystery of this tragedy does not leave me alone. I was in the fourth grade at the school opposite the crash site. I saw a rescue operation. For years, 12 has been investigating the causes at the amateur level, having entered into contact with relatives of the FAC Tikhonov V.G. and studying the materials of other researchers and witnesses of the tragedy, I had my own version of the death of the aircraft. I can’t say about her now, but this death was a deliberate, in fact, suicide of one of the crew members.

I was told about this flight by my dad. He had to return to it from a military sanatorium (he was then a colonel of the General Staff).
On his and my happiness, he was summoned earlier to the General Staff for one week, he passed the old ticket and flew off accordingly on another flight. And they called him because of the events in Prague (the entry of Soviet troops).
Already in Moscow he learned about this terrible catastrophe ...
This happened a year before my birth ...
Here is my story

Interesting! But, it seems that your dad flew earlier not for a week, but for a year at 4.

The next day, ie. 2 October 1972 year, my wife and I flew flight AN-24 Sochi-Voronezh. It was almost 35 years since the tragedy, but I clearly remember everything. I already knew what had happened, but I kept my wife from hearing these messages, I thought that she might get scared and refuse to fly. However, already in the Adler area, we saw ships near the shore in the sea. I managed to lie to her, and she stopped paying attention to them. I remember that landing on board was terrible: night, shouts, noise, someone tried to climb without a ticket, then landed a drunk, finally somewhere in 23 hours took off. I watched the flight over the sea in minutes. Then a planned landing either in Krasnodar or Rostov and finally in the morning-Voronezh. And only here I told my wife about what happened. And about the cause of the death of the aircraft went different versions including this: on board was a Moscow commission with documents checking the Sochi public catering. There also died a young couple returning to Moscow after the wedding trip to the south .

My wife and I were vacationing in Adler and on 2 October 1972 we had tickets for the flight to Krasnodar. Arriving in the morning at Adler airport, we found out that an airplane had flown to Moscow in the evening before. There was some panic at the airport. Some passengers began to take tickets for the coming flights. We had to do this to us, as with the wife there was a real hysterics. And as I did not convince her that, according to the theory of probability, aircraft can not suffer accidents one by one, nothing helped ... We bought a ticket for a shuttle bus to Krasnodar and instead of 40 minutes of summer we were shaking in the mountain serpentine to Krasnodar almost 8 hours .. In Krasnodar itself, residents were also heard about the death of the aircraft, different versions were voiced ... The current tragedy in Adler with the death of the renowned collective - the ensemble named after Aleksandrov, journalists and pilots, reminded me of this long history of 1972.

And my wife and I were supposed to fly on the next day morning at Krasnodar. But when they found out at the airport of Adler that the night before the plane crashed at Moscow airport started to panic. People rushed to take the next flight. Not escaped this fate and my wife. She became hysterical and how I had not argued that the theory of probability can not be jets to fall one after the other - all in vain ... We put the tickets, bought tickets for the bus to Krasnodar and instead 40 minutes summer went almost 8 hours. . Here vspomn6il this story, because today's a terrible tragedy ...

My mother told me that the plane crashed into the sea in front of a large Number of people walking on naberezhnoy.Vo a sudden sharp turn to the left from the tail of the aircraft flew signal .raketa



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