Narrative:The Ilyushin had been cleared for a runway 03L takeoff. The takeoff run was normal until VR. At VR the captain experienced high elevator stick forces and the plane failed to accelerate further. Takeoff was aborted and the aircraft overran the runway. The nosegear struck a threshold light and the left main gear leg collapsed after striking a concrete plinth. The no. 1 engine separated from the wing and a fire erupted. It appeared that the aircraft was overloaded by 5t and the forward CofG was outside limits.
|Date:||Wednesday 17 December 1997|
|C/n / msn:|| 185008404|
|First flight:|| 1965|
|Total airframe hrs:||18766|
|Engines:|| 4 Ivchenko AI-20K|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Johannesburg International Airport (JNB) (South Africa)
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Departure airport:||Johannesburg International Airport (JNB/FAJS), South Africa|
|Destination airport:||Bujumbura International Airport (BJM/HBBA), Burundi|
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Distance from Johannesburg International Airport to Bujumbura International Airport as the crow flies is 2531 km (1582 miles).