Date: May 11, 1973
Time: 0437
Location: Near Semipalatinsk, USSR
Operator: Aeroflot
Flight #: 6551
Route: Tashkent, Uzbekistan - Novosibirsk, Russia
AC Type: Ilyushin IL-18B
Registration: SSR-75687
cn / ln: 189001202
Aboard: 61   (passengers:55  crew:8)
Fatalities: 61   (passengers:55  crew:8)
Ground: 0
Summary: The plane disintegrated during an emergency descent and crashed 84km from Semipalatins. Collision with a foreign object causing damage to the wing.

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