Plane crash IL-12 near the river port of Kazan. 1953
Plane crash IL-12 near the river port of Kazan. 1953

Plane crash IL-12 Muta CAF on the Volga River near Kazan river port

  • Date of the crash: 30.04.1953, the
  • The time of the crash: 21: 37
  • Country of the crash: the USSR
  • Location of the crash: Tatar ASSR, the Volga River near Kazan
  • Aircraft type: IL-12
  • Registration of aircraft: SSSRL1777
  • Name of air carrier Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division :: transport Moscow Aviation Administration CAF (CAF Muta), 65 Common
  • Flight: 35 

Chronology of events: The plane lost its sharp height. The commander decided to make an emergency landing on the Volga River and produced it near the shore near the river port of Kazan. The plane began to fill with water. The door of the pilot's cabin was filled with cargo, which was placed in front of the passenger cabin. The door was released with the help of passengers. According to the testimony of one passenger, the crew announced that the aircraft had made a forced landing on the shallows on the water. Part of the passengers for this reason, instead of immediately leaving the sinking plane, began to wear outer clothing and collect their belongings. The plane plunged soon into the water and at a depth of 18 m sank. Crew members and passengers left the plane and stayed on the water until the local inhabitants arrived on boats. One passenger, who put on his coat before leaving the plane, could not hold out until the aid arrived, drowned. Other crew members, passengers were rescued. Data on victims: Total on board were people 23: 5 18 crew members and passengers. Total killed 1 people: 1 passengers. Details of the crash:

  • Phase of flight: the approach
  • Identified causes of the crash: the reasons for non-standard
  • The organization, which investigated plane crash:
Data on the plane:
  • aircraft Brand: Il-12
  • Aircraft ID: USSR-L1777
  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR
  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 24.03.1949
  • Serial number of the aircraft: 93013114
  • Engines: 829101533 829102036
Flight data:
  • Flight: 35
  • Tour type: Regular passenger
  • The aviation company Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division: Moscow Transport Aviation Administration CAF (CAF Muta), 65 Common
  • The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR
  • I flew from Moscow (Vnukovo)
  • Flying in: Kazan
  • Original item: Moscow (Vnukovo)
  • A final point: Novosibirsk (North)
Additional information:
Information about the crew:
  • KBC Rodion Suvorov
  • the co-pilot Anatoly Krestenko
  • flight engineer Nikolai Maltsev
  • radio operator VI Lopatin
  • steward Shlyapenko 

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