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Accident description
Last updated: 31 March 2015
Date:Friday 1 July 1983
Type:Ilyushin 62M
Registration: P-889
C/n / msn: 2139.1.
First flight: 1981
Engines: 4 Soloviev D-30KU
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Labé (   Guinea)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Pyongyang-Sunan Aiport (FNJ/ZKPY), North Korea
Destination airport:Conakry Airport (CKY/DGCY), Guinea
The Il-62 crashed in the Fouta Djall Mountains.

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Distance from Pyongyang-Sunan Aiport to Conakry Airport as the crow flies is 13063 km (8164 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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