Plane crash IL-14P in Copenhagen harbor. 1957
Plane crash IL-14P in Copenhagen harbor. 1957

Plane crash IL-14P Muta CAF in Copenhagen harbor

  • Date of the crash: 15.08.1957, the
  • The time of the crash: 06: 30
  • Country air crash: Denmark
  • Location of the crash: the harbor of Copenhagen
  • Aircraft type: IL-14P
  • Registration of aircraft: CCCPL1874
  • Name of air carrier Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division: Moscow Transport Aviation Administration CAF (CAF Muta), 63 Common
  • Flight: 103 

Chronology of events:

Decreasing, after passing the radio station, the plane made a turn in the visibility of the land in order to get on the landing course and continued the flight on the pre-landing line on the 12 strip. The crew, when approaching the airfield, got into an elevated fog and, trusting blindly to the dispatcher's instructions on the possibility of a visual approach, continued to decline. The plane collided with the right-hand plane with the tube of the power station "Yersted" a height of 80 m from the level of the airfield at a distance of 6700 m. The right plane separated and on the roof of the power plant building fell. The plane to the channel Sudhavnen fell about 150 m wide, on its bank is located a power station, and drowned at a depth of 5 m.

Data on victims:

Total on board were people 23: 5 18 crew members and passengers. Total killed 23 people: crew 5, 18 passengers.

Details of the crash:

  • Phase of flight: the approach
  • Identified causes of the crash: ATC error, crew error
Data on the plane:
  • aircraft Brand: Il-14P
  • Aircraft ID: CCCP-L1874
  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR
  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 1956
  • Serial number of the aircraft: 146000607
Flight data:
  • Flight: 103
  • Tour type: Regular passenger
  • The aviation company Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division: Moscow Transport Aviation Administration CAF (CAF Muta), 63 Common
  • The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR
  • I flew from Riga
  • Flying in Copenhagen (Kastrup)
  • Original item: Moscow (Vnukovo)
  • A final point: Copenhagen (Kastrup)
Additional information:
Information about the crew:
  • Pyotr Pavlovich Kolesnikov - KBC
  • Victor D. Evstafiev - copilot
  • Victor G. Cherstvov - radio operator
  • Maria A. Bushkova-Moses - bortperevodchik
  • Sergey Rumyantsev - mechanic 

The attached photo is not directly from the scene of the disaster. The plane fell into the water and the tail was visible above the water.