Date: December 17, 1961
Time: 1600
Location: Near Chebotovka, Russia
Operator: Aeroflot
Flight #: 245
Route: Moscow - Adler
AC Type: Ilyushin IL-18B
Registration: CCCP-75654
cn / ln: 188000503
Aboard: 59   (passengers:50  crew:9)
Fatalities: 59   (passengers:50  crew:9)
Ground: 0
Summary: The plane made an unconcrolled dive and crashed into a snow covered field. The flight engineer inadvertently caused the flaps to be selected to 40 degrees.

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