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Last updated: 16 November 2018
Date:Sunday 3 September 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-18D
Operator:Air Guinee
Registration: 3X-GAX
C/n / msn: 187009803
First flight: 1967
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 17
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Conakry (   Guinea)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Conakry Airport (CKY/DGCY), Guinea
Crashed in a marshland. The airplane operated on a flight originating in Moscow.

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YU-AIB was sold to Air Guinee as 3X-GAX in March 1978, just 6 months prior to the accident.
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