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Last updated: 25 March 2019
Date:Wednesday 15 January 1975
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-18V
Operator:Malev Hungarian Airlines
Registration: HA-MOH
C/n / msn: 184007104
First flight: 1964
Engines: 4 Ivchenko AI-20K
Crew:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,3 km (0.8 mls) SE of Budapest-Ferihegy Airport (BUD) (   Hungary)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Berlin-Schönefeld Airport (SXF/EDDB), Germany
Destination airport:Budapest-Ferihegy Airport (BUD/LHBP), Hungary
Flightnumber: 801
The Ilyushin struck the ground 1360 m after the runway 31 threshold and 120 m to the left of the centerline.
Visibility was poor and the crew decided to attempt to land at Budapest and divert to Debrecen should they have to abort the landing. At 17:06 the visibility was reported to be 300 m, RVR 1500 m, vertical visibility 30 m with winds at 070 degrees at 2 m/sec.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: A combination of bad weather, darkness, fog, a lack of crew-coordination and possibly spatial disorientation.

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photo of Ilyushin Il-18V HA-MOH
source: Szabo, Miklos - The Red Book of Civil Aviation Accidents and Disasters (1960-2004)
photo of Ilyushin Il-18V HA-MOH
A metal piece from Peter ZSILLE's collection. source: Szabo, Miklos - The Red Book of Civil Aviation Accidents and Disasters (1960-2004)
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photo of Ilyushin Il-18V HA-MOH
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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 Budapest-Ferihegy Airport as the crow flies is 681 km (425 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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