Plane crash in Il-18V Pulkovo airport area. 1970
Plane crash in Il-18V Pulkovo airport area. 1970

Plane crash IL-18V Armenian CAA at the airport Pulkovo

  • Date of the crash: 31.12.1970, the
  • The time of the crash: 16: 37
  • Country of the crash: the USSR
  • Place the crash: Leningrad region, near the airport highway (Pulkovo)
  • Aircraft type: IL-18V
  • Registration of aircraft: CCCP75773
  • Name of air carrier Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Unit: Armenian CAA of Yerevan
  • Flight: 3012 

Chronology of events: The crew, apparently planning to catch up to the New Year back home, showed haste, and is in breach in preparation for take-off - do not fulfill the requirements of the Flight Manual and checklist required inspections, eventually took off with flaps retracted and made other mistakes in piloting. Related factor was the decrease in the available traction because of the possible icing heater at the non-inclusion of the BHA.

Data on victims:

  • Total on board were people 86: 8 78 crew members and passengers. Total killed 6 people: crew 5, 1 passengers.
Details of the crash:
  • Phase of flight: take-off
  • Identified causes of the crash: crew error
Data on the plane:
  • aircraft Brand: Il-18V
  • Aircraft ID: CCCP-75773
  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR
  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 24.08.1961
  • Serial number of the aircraft: 181003603
  • Hours aircraft: 13760
  • The cycles of use of the aircraft: 6733
  • Engines: H H 2335315 2345356 2415295 H With 2325112
Flight data:
  • Flight: 3012
  • Tour type: Regular passenger
  • The aviation company Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Unit: Armenian CAA of Yerevan
  • The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR
  • Flying from: Leningrad (Pulkovo)
  • I flew to: Yerevan (Zvartnots)
  • Original Location: Leningrad (Pulkovo)
  • A final point: Yerevan (Zvartnots)
Additional information:

Information about the crew:
  • KBC Levon Khristoforovich Barikyan 
  • copilot Suren T. Khudaverdyan
  • navigator Ivan Fateev
  • mechanic Heinrich Artashesovich Tarverdyan
  • Hovhannes Hunanyan radio operator Tatevosovich
  • flight attendants:
  • Lucy Tsolanovna Vartanian 
  • Sogomon Ambartcumovich Petrosyan 
  • Valery G. Predin 
  • accompanies the Ministry of Interior Mr. TT Nikoghosian