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Last updated: 19 June 2018
Fecha:sábado 3 marzo 1973
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin 18V
Operador:Balkan Bulgarian Airlines
Registración: LZ-BEM
Numéro de série: 182005602
Año de Construcción: 1962
Motores: 4 Ivchenko AI-20K
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 8 / Ocupantes: 8
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 17 / Ocupantes: 17
Total:Fatalidades: 25 / Ocupantes: 25
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) (   Rusia)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Sofia-Vrazhdebna Airport (SOF/LBSF), Bulgaria
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO/UUEE), Rusia
Número de Vuelo: 307
After a missed approach, the crew were executing a second attempt at landing, when the aircraft began to loose height rapidly, went into a nosedive, crashed into the ground, disintegrated and caught fire. The exact cause of the accident could not be accurately determined, but it was thought that there was possibly icing on the stabiliser, a significant pitch manoeuvre and full landing flaps extended at the time of the accident.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: Tail plane icing.

» ICAO Circular 132-AN/93 (63-67)


photo of Ilyushin Il-18V LZ-BEM
LZ-BEM pictured here while on a temporary lease to Bulair
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Distance from Sofia-Vrazhdebna Airport to Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport as the crow flies is 1772 km (1107 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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Ilyushin Il-18

  • 569 built
  • 59th loss
  • 36th accidente fatal
  • 24th worst accident (a la hora)
  • 35th worst accident (actualmente)
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