Narrative:Climbing through FL230, water inadvertently spilled on the autopilot panel and the crew had to disengage the autopilot because the stabilizer trim wheel started to rotate. Control was lost as the plane pitched up and down. Control was regained at 1000 feet and an emergency landing was carried out at Aden.
|Date:||15 AUG 1985|
|C/n / msn:|| 20374/838|
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 8|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 65|
|Total:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 73 |
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Airplane fate:|| Repaired|
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||Aden International Airport (ADE/ODAA), Yemen|
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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.