Plane crash IL-12 near Irkutsk airport. 1953
Plane crash IL-12 near Irkutsk airport. 1953

Plane crash IL-12 East Siberian TU GVF (134 ATO) near Irkutsk airport

  • Date of the crash: 14.10.1953, the
  • The time of the crash: 00: 40
  • Country of the crash: the USSR
  • Location of the crash: the Irkutsk Region, 2,5 km from Irkutsk Airport
  • Aircraft type: IL-12
  • Registration of aircraft: SSSRL1727
  • Name of air carrier Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division :: East Siberian territorial administration GVF, 134 ATO
  • Flight: 9 

Chronology of events: Approximately after 50-60 seconds from take-off, the commander conveyed in an alarmed voice: "What have you got there? - I see the oncoming plane! ". The dispatcher of the command tower submitted a request: "Where do you see the oncoming aircraft?". The answer was not followed and the crew did not answer for further calls. The investigation found that the commander, passing on the radio that he had found a counter aircraft, turned sharply to the right. When turning in the piloting technique at low altitude (100-120 m), he made a mistake, as a result of which the plane slid and right bank hit the ground from the border of the strip at 2,5 km and at 500 m to the right of the axis, caught fire and collapsed. Data on victims: Total on board were people 28: 6 22 crew members and passengers. Total killed 4 people: 4 crew members. Details of the crash:

  • Phase of flight: climb
  • Identified causes of the crash: crew error
Data on the plane:
  • aircraft Brand: Il-12
  • Aircraft ID: USSR-L1727
  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR
  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 31.03.1949
  • Serial number of the aircraft: 93013217
  • Hours aircraft: 3429
  • Engines: 829102846 829103969
Flight data:
  • Flight: 9
  • Tour type: Regular passenger
  • The aviation company Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division: East Siberian territorial administration GVF, 134 ATO
  • The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR
  • Flying from: Irkutsk
  • Flying in Chita
  • Original item: Moscow (Vnukovo)
  • A final point: Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (Bol. Elan)
Additional information:
Information about the crew:
  • KBC Alexander Konstantinov
  • the co-pilot Evgeny Pavlovich Krasnov
  • flight engineer Mikhail Kuznetsov
  • radio operator Anatoly Kuzmenkov
  • mate Leon Isaakovich Tsepelevich
  • Flight ZI Zubov