Plane crash IL-18B near Semipalatinsk. 1973
Plane crash IL-18B near Semipalatinsk. 1973

Plane crash IL-18B Azerbaijan CAA near Semipalatinsk

  • Date of the crash: 11.05.1973, the
  • The time of the crash: 04: 37
  • Country of the crash: the USSR
  • Location of the crash: the Kazakh SSR, 84 km south of Semipalatinsk
  • Aircraft type: Il-18B
  • Registration of aircraft: CCCP75687
  • Name of air carrier Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division: CAA Azerbaijan, Baku OJSC
  • Flight: 6551 

Chronology of events: The collision with the ground took place with the slope of the trajectory approximately 90 180 degree course with degrees Cut setting on the right track. The flaps and landing gear were removed. The destruction of the aircraft in the air began. At a distance of 3250-3650 m from cutting into the ground (deep pit 3 33,8 m and length m) SUNGLASSES found the right, the left end of the RV and the average of the right half of the RV. Other parts of the plane scattered in a radius of 200 m. The plane is completely destroyed and burned partially.

Data on victims:

  • Total on board were people 63: 8 55 crew members and passengers. Total killed 63 people: crew 8, 55 passengers.
Details of the crash:
  • Phase of flight: Horizontal (cruising) flight
  • Identified causes of the crash: the causes are unknown
Data on the plane:
  • Brand aircraft: IL-18B
  • Aircraft ID: CCCP-75687
  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR
  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 30.06.1959
  • Serial number of the aircraft: 189001202
  • Hours aircraft: 21663
  • The cycles of use of the aircraft: 11787
  • Engines: N2425002 N2725055 N2725099 N2335293
Flight data:
  • Flight: 6551
  • Tour type: Regular passenger
  • The aviation company Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division: CAA Azerbaijan, Baku OJSC
  • The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR
  • Flying from: Tashkent
  • Flying in: Novosibirsk (North)
  • Original item: Baku
  • A final point: Novosibirsk (North)
Additional information:

Information about the crew:
  • KBC Victor S. Loginov 
  • second pilot Yuriy A. Filin 
  • navigator Victor M. Filatov 
  • mechanic Valentin Nikolaevich Pershin 
  • radio operator Dmitry Markin Korneevich
  • flight attendants:
  • Zhanna Grigoryan Surenovna
  • Taisiya Filip Meadow 
  • Vera Vladimirovna Razmolodina