Plane crash IL-12 near Birobidzhan. 1957
Plane crash IL-12 near Birobidzhan. 1957

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

  • Date of the crash: 18.12.1957, the
  • Country of the crash: the USSR
  • Location of the crash: the Jewish Autonomous Region, the city Poktoy, 30 km west of Birobidzhan
  • Aircraft type: IL-12
  • Registration of aircraft: SSSRL1309
  • Name of air carrier Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division: East Siberian territorial administration GVF, 134 ATO
  • Flight: 10 

Chronology of events: Dispatcher GKDP reported to the dispatcher of Khabarovsk, who then transferred the order of the RP to Arkhar for landing. Dispatcher RDS Khabarovsk, however, did not take the necessary measures to ensure control of the flight with the help of all radar facilities that were available at the airport. The crew in 12: 35 reported on the flight to 12: 32 of Birobidzhan at an altitude of 2100 m. The dispatcher, without specifying the nature of the refusal and the flight conditions, ordered that it is necessary to transfer to the VHF radio communication, after that the communication with the board was lost and the crew on All the calls did not answer. The plane was missing his search did not yield results. Data on victims: Total on board were people 27: 5 22 crew members and passengers. Total killed 27 people: crew 5, 22 passengers. Details of the crash:

  • Phase of flight: Horizontal (cruising) flight
  • Identify the causes of the crash: ATC error, technical failure, error crew
Data on the plane:
  • aircraft Brand: Il-12
  • Aircraft ID: USSR-L1309
  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR
  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 28.02.1947
  • Serial number of the aircraft: 30015
  • Hours aircraft: 10436
  • Engines: 829107754 82910840
Flight data:
  • Flight: 10
  • 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: Khabarovsk
  • Flying in: Magdagachi
  • Original item: Khabarovsk
  • A final point: Moscow (Vnukovo)
Additional information:
Information about the crew:
  • KBC Basil E. Lopatnikov
  • the co-pilot Boris A. Sith
  • flight engineer Alexander Bel'kov
  • radio operator Boris Mikheev Boshhoevich
  • Flight Viviya P. Nikolenko