Plane crash IL-14 on Franz Josef Land. 1963
Plane crash IL-14 on Franz Josef Land. 1963

Plane crash IL-14 Office of Polar aviation in the Franz Josef Land

  • Date of the crash: 20.10.1963, the
  • The time of the crash: 12: 00
  • Country of the crash: the USSR
  • Place the crash: a. Graham-Bell Island, Franz Josef Land
  • Aircraft type: IL-14
  • Registration of aircraft: SSSR04197
  • Name of air carrier Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Department: Office of Polar Aviation CAF, 254 ao

Chronology of events: No radar or radar altimeter, due to deficiencies in the design did not allow the real altitude readings and the actual picture of the terrain overflown on flights over glaciers arrays. In fact, the flight took place over vorzvyshayuschimsya slope of the glacier. The aircraft in level flight at an altitude of 150 meters crashed into the side of the glacier. Department, he was able to fly 750 m, faced once again with the slope of the glacier at an altitude of 200 m, burned, destroyed. Data on victims: Total on board were people 7: 5 2 crew members and passengers. Total killed 7 people: crew 5, 2 passengers. Details of the crash:

  • A flight stage: performing aerial works
  • Identified causes of the crash: crew error
Data on the plane:
  • aircraft Brand: Il-14
  • Aircraft ID: USSR-04197
  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR
  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 29.03.1957
  • Serial number of the aircraft: 147001326
  • Hours aircraft: 8051
  • Engines: B B 22362228 22262164
Flight data:
  • Type of flight: Aerial shooting
  • The aviation company Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Department: Office of Polar Aviation CAF, 254 ao
  • The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR
  • Flying from: Nagurskaya
  • Flying in: Graham Bell
  • Original item: Nagurskaya
  • A final point: Graham Bell
Additional information:
Information about the crew:
  • Nikolai Mironenko - FAC
  • Constantine E. Saunin - the co-pilot
  • Pavel Petrovich Potapov - navigator
  • Ivan Moiseevich Abramchenko - mechanic
  • Leo S. Ovchinnikov - radio operator
  • hydrologists
  • Iretskaya NP
  • Dmitry Muratov G. 
In memory of those killed the extreme western point of the island was named Cape Seven.

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Mironenko Nikolai accounted husband cross my father's mother


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