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.
Loss of control
|Date:||Monday 18 January 1988|
|Operator:||China Southwest Airlines|
|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)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Beijing-Capital Airport (PEK/ZBAA), China|
|Destination airport:||Chongqing Airport (CKG/ZUCK), China|
» 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
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 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.