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Last updated: 27 October 2021
Date:lundi 14 août 1972
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic IL62 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Iliouchine Il-62
Immatriculation: DM-SEA
Numéro de série: 00702
Année de Fabrication: 1970
Heures de vol:3520
Moteurs: 4 Kuznetsov NK-8-4
Equipage:victimes: 8 / à bord: 8
Passagers:victimes: 148 / à bord: 148
Total:victimes: 156 / à bord: 156
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Königs Wusterhausen (   Allemagne)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Charter International
Aéroport de départ:Berlin-Schönefeld Airport (SXF/EDDB), Allemagne
Aéroport de destination:Bourgas Airport (BOJ/LBBG), Bulgarie
The Interflug flight departed Berlin-Schönefeld at 16:30. Thirteen minutes later as the airplane was climbing through 8900 m, the crew reported elevator problems. The pilot requested an immediate return to the airport. At 16:51 the crew decided to start the fuel dumping procedure in order to decrease the landing weight. Three minutes later an emergency descent was initiated. The situation of the plane worsened as the crew had detected a fire in the rear. At 16:59:25 they issued a Mayday, stating that they had problems controlling their altitude. They also reported a fire on board. The airplane entered an uncontrolled descent during which the tail section failed. The Ilyushin broke up and crashed.

Probable Cause:

A hot-air tube in the rear of the airplane had contained a leak for some time. During the operation of the plane hot air with temperatures of around 300°C had caused a weakening of the insulation material of electricity wires and the airplane controls. Immediately after takeoff on the ill-fated flight, a short-circuit occurred. Sparks with a temperature of up to 2000°C caused substantial melting and ultimately a fire in the nr. 4 cargo bay which was located in the rear of the plane. The fire weakened the fuselage structure, causing the tail section to fail in-flight.

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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Berlin-Schönefeld Airport et Bourgas Airport est de 1499 km (937 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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