Date & Time: Mar 24, 1976 at 0735 LT
Type of aircraft:
Ashgabat - Ashgabat
1470 012 50
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Aircraft flight hours:
After departure from Ashgabat Airport, the crew completed several circuits and calibration missions in the region of the Ashgabat Airport. While cruising at an altitude of 990 metres about 50 km from Ashgabat, the crew encountered poor weather conditions when the airplane struck the slope of Mt Uldepe (1,631 metres high). The aircraft disintegrated on impact and all six crew members were killed. The Ilyushin II-14 version LIK (Lyotno-izmeritelnyy Kompleks) is a special version for calibration mission only.
It was determined that the crew continued VFR flight into adverse weather conditions and neglected published and approved procedures. A lack of discipline and a low visibility were considered as contributing factors.