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Last updated: 24 September 2021
Fecha:miércoles 20 agosto 1975
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic IL62 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-62
Operador:CSA Ceskoslovenské Aerolinie
Registración: OK-DBF
Numéro de série: 31502
Año de Construcción: 1973
Horas Totales de la Célula:4000
Motores: 4 Kuznetsov NK-8-4
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 10 / Ocupantes: 10
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 116 / Ocupantes: 118
Total:Fatalidades: 126 / Ocupantes: 128
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:17 km (10.6 milles) NE of Damascus International Airport (DAM) (   Siria)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Praha-Ruzyne International Airport (PRG/LKPR), República Checa
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Damascus International Airport (DAM/OSDI), Siria
Número de Vuelo:OK540
CSA Flight 540, an Ilyushin Il-62, impacted terrain while approaching Damascus International Airport, Syria.
OK540 was a regular international service from Prague, Czechoslovakia, to Tehran, Iran with en route stops at Damascus, Syrian and Baghdad, Iraq. The Il-62, named "Brno Trade Fair", took off from Prague at 19:35, August 19. The copilot was Pilot Flying on this leg.
Past midnight local time, the airplane approached Damascus. Weather was fine with good visibility and wind 230 degrees at 10 kts. The flight was cleared for an approach to runway 23R. About 17 km from the airport, the Il-62 struck level ground at 605 m asl. The airplane broke up and caught fire. Two passengers survived the accident.

Probable Cause:

The probable cause could not be determined.

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photo of Ilyushin-Il-62-OK-DBF
accident date: 20-08-1975
type: Ilyushin Il-62
registration: OK-DBF

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 Praha-Ruzyne International Airport to Damascus International Airport as the crow flies is 2579 km (1612 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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