Accident description
Last updated: 24 April 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 15 January 1975
Time:17:21
Type:Ilyushin 18V
Operator:Malev Hungarian Airlines
Registration: HA-MOH
C/n / msn: 184007104
First flight: 1964
Engines: 4 Ivchenko AI-20K
Crew:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,3 km (0.8 mls) SE of Budapest-Ferihegy Airport (BUD) (   Hungary) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Berlin-Schönefeld Airport (SXF/EDDB), Germany
Destination airport:Budapest-Ferihegy Airport (BUD/LHBP), Hungary
Flightnumber: 801
Narrative:
The Ilyushin struck the ground 1360m after the runway 31 threshold and 120m 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.

Sources:
» Rado Ivan
» Soviet Transports
» Weather analysis of HA-MOH accident


Photos

photo of Ilyushin 18V HA-MOH
source: Szabo, Miklos - The Red Book of Civil Aviation Accidents and Disasters (1960-2004)
photo of Ilyushin 18V HA-MOH
A metal piece from Peter ZSILLE's collection. source: Szabo, Miklos - The Red Book of Civil Aviation Accidents and Disasters (1960-2004)
photo of Ilyushin 18V HA-MOH
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Map
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.
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