Narrative:The Ilyushin struck the ground 1360 m after the runway 31 threshold and 120 m to the left of the centerline.
Visibility was poor and the crew decided to attempt to land at Budapest and divert to Debrecen should they have to abort the landing. At 17:06 the visibility was reported to be 300 m, RVR 1500 m, vertical visibility 30 m with winds at 070 degrees at 2 m/sec.
PROBABLE CAUSE: A combination of bad weather, darkness, fog, a lack of crew-coordination and possibly spatial disorientation.
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source: Szabo, Miklos - The Red Book of Civil Aviation Accidents and Disasters (1960-2004)
A metal piece from Peter ZSILLE's collection. source: Szabo, Miklos - The Red Book of Civil Aviation Accidents and Disasters (1960-2004)
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Berlin-Schönefeld Airport to Budapest-Ferihegy Airport as the crow flies is 681 km (425 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.