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Accident description
Last updated: 27 June 2016
Status:
Date:Friday 22 July 1960
Time:07:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
VEB-14P
Operator:Volksarmee
Registration: 400
C/n / msn: 14803004
First flight: 1957
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 1
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Vockerode (   Germany)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Dessau Airport (EDAD), Germany
Destination airport:Dessau Airport (EDAD), Germany
Narrative:
The ill-fated IL-14 was on a weather observation flight out of Dessau. It departed about 07:30. The captain decided to carry on VFR below low clouds and in deteriorating visibility instead of climbing IFR. The IL-14 subsequently crashed into one of four 500 ft chimneys on Vockerode powerstation, 12 km north-east of Dessau Airbase at 07:40. The right wing/engine impacted the chimney and the left wing was torn off as a result of the rapid deceleration. The entire crew of six, plus one powerplant worker were killed.

Sources:
» www.rausfahrer.de
» Mayday über Zaragossa / Münzberg (ISBN 978-3-939611-21-9)


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