ASN Aircraft accident Ilyushin Il-18B B-202 Guangzhou-Baiyun Airport (CAN)
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Date:Friday 24 December 1982
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-18B
Registration: B-202
MSN: 189001401
First flight: 1959
Engines: 4 Ivchenko AI-20M
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Passengers:Fatalities: 25 / Occupants: 58
Total:Fatalities: 25 / Occupants: 69
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Guangzhou-Baiyun Airport (CAN) (   China)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Changsha-Huanghua Airport (CSX/ZGHA), China
Destination airport:Guangzhou-Baiyun Airport (CAN/ZGGG), China
The Il-18 passenger plane was on approach to Guangzhou, China when the passenger cabin began to fill with smoke. After landing the smoke thickened and a fire was visible. The airplane was evacuated on the runway.
The onboard fire was ignited by a cigarette in the cabin. The evacuation was impeded because the four emergency exits were blocked by a row of improperly installed seats; as a consequence, 25 passengers did not manage to leave the plane in time and died of asphyxia.

The airplane operated on a flight from Lanzhou to Guangzhou with intermediate stops at Xi'an and Changsha.

Inflight fire
Forced landing on runway

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Distance from Changsha-Huanghua Airport to Guangzhou-Baiyun Airport as the crow flies is 553 km (346 miles).

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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