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Last updated: 22 January 2020
Date:Friday 1 July 1983
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL62 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-62M
Registration: 889
C/n / msn: 2139.1.
First flight: 1981
Engines: 4 Soloviev D-30KU
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Labé (   Guinea)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Pyongyang-Sunan Aiport (FNJ/ZKPY), North Korea
Destination airport:Conakry Airport (CKY/DGCY), Guinea
The Il-62 crashed in the Fouta Djall Mountains.

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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 Pyongyang-Sunan Aiport to Conakry Airport as the crow flies is 13063 km (8164 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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