Accident description
Last updated: 19 September 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 18 January 1988
Time:22:17
Type:Ilyushin 18D
Operator:China Southwest Airlines
Registration: B-222
C/n / msn: 187009901
First flight: 1967
Engines: 4 Ivchenko AI-20M
Crew:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 98 / Occupants: 98
Total:Fatalities: 108 / Occupants: 108
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:ca 32 km SW of Chongqing Airport (CKG) (   China) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Beijing-Capital Airport (PEK/ZBAA), China
Destination airport:Chongqing Airport (CKG/ZUCK), China
Flightnumber:4146
Narrative:
The no. 4 engine right starter generator became so hot that the feathering oil tube was burnt. The oil tube burst upon feathering of the prop and the engine caught fire. The pylon burned and the engine separated. Severe vibrations caused the no. 1 prop to feather. The Il-18 lost control and crashed.

Classification:

Engine separation
Loss of control

Sources:
» Aviation Week & Space Technology 25.01.1988 (p.34)
» ICAO Adrep Summary 2/88 (#53)
» Soviet Transports
» Scramble 360
» Boca Raton News - Jan 19, 1988


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Distance from Beijing-Capital Airport to Chongqing Airport as the crow flies is 1454 km (909 miles).

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.
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