Narrative:The Aeroflot flight from Minsk was cleared for an approach to runway 25L at Berlin-Schönefeld Airport (SXF). The crew misunderstood the clearance and carried out an approach to runway 25R. This runway however was closed for construction works. During an attempt to switch to runway 25L, the airplane struck trees near Berlin-Bohnsdorf and crashed. Initially 70 occupants died; about 2 weeks later another two passengers died from their injuries.
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground
|Date:||Friday 12 December 1986|
|Operator:||Aeroflot / Belarus|
|C/n / msn:|| 63145|
|First flight:|| 1980|
|Total airframe hrs:||12658|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 63 / Occupants: 73|
|Total:||Fatalities: 72 / Occupants: 82 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||near Berlin-Schönefeld Airport (SXF) ( Germany)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Minsk-1 International Airport (MHP/UMMM), Belarus|
|Destination airport:||Berlin-Schönefeld Airport (SXF/EDDB), Germany|
» Soviet Transports
» Aviation Letter 243
» NRC Handelsblad 16.10.1987
» Thomas Brügge
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 Minsk-1 International Airport to Berlin-Schönefeld Airport as the crow flies is 941 km (588 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.