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Last updated: 26 April 2018
Datum:Samstag 17 Juni 1989
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic IL62 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyuschin 62M
Kennzeichen: DDR-SEW
Werknummer: 2850324
Baujahr: 1988
Triebwerk: 4 Soloviev D-30KU
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 10
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 21 / Insassen: 103
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 21 / Insassen: 113
Opfer am Boden:Todesopfer: 1
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Berlin-Schönefeld Airport (SXF) (   Deutschland)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Berlin-Schönefeld Airport (SXF/EDDB), Deutschland
Flug nach:Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO/UUEE), Russland
A jammed rudder and elevator caused the pilot to abort the takeoff at lift-off. The aircraft overran runway 25L, collided with obstacles and caught fire.

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» ICAO Adrep Summary 4/89 (#36)

Temporary grounding of all Interflug Ilyushin 62 aircraft. Nine of Interflug's 11 remaining IL-62 aircraft had been cleared the day after the accident.


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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 Berlin-Schönefeld Airport to Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport as the crow flies is 1585 km (991 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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