Airplane Crash - Island Of Sakhalin, Russia 09/02/1964

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Island of Sakhalin, Russia


Date09/02/1964
LocationIsland of Sakhalin, Russia
OperatorAeroflot
RouteKrasnoyarsk - Yuzhno
TypeIlyushin IL-18B
RegistrationCCCP-75531
Cn/In180002402
Aboard87
Fatalities87
Ground0
SummaryAfter insisting on and getting a direct approach without completing a standard traffipattern, the airliner crashed into a wooded hillside. The controller lacked the radar with which to monitor the flight. Blame was placed on both the crew of the airliner and the ATC. Lack of radar facilities. Premature descent. Inexperience with the area and poor flight planning.

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