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Last updated: 26 July 2021
Datum:Montag 18 Januar 1988
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyuschin Il-18D
Fluggesellschaft:China Southwest Airlines
Kennzeichen: B-222
Werknummer: 187009901
Baujahr: 1967
Triebwerk: 4 Ivchenko AI-20M
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 10 / Insassen: 10
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 98 / Insassen: 98
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 108 / Insassen: 108
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:5,7 km (3.6 Meilen) NW of Chongqing Baishiyi Airport (   Volksrepublik China)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Beijing-Capital International Airport (PEK/ZBAA), Volksrepublik China
Flug nach:Chongqing Baishiyi Airport, Volksrepublik China
The Ilyushin Il-18D took off from Beijing, China at 19:05 on a domestic flight to Chongqing Baishiyu Airport.
About 21:50 hours the no.4 engine failed. A fire erupted in the area and at 21:57 the engine attachment structure had weakened due to the fire and the engine separated. The aircraft became difficult to control until a point were the flight crew was not able to hold altitude. The aircraft impacted sloping terrain, killing all on board.
It appeared that the no. 4 engine right starter generator became so hot that the feathering oil tube was burnt. The oil tube burst upon feathering of the prop and the engine caught fire.

» Aviation Week & Space Technology 25.01.1988 (p.34)
» ICAO Adrep Summary 2/88 (#53)
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Distance from Beijing-Capital International Airport to Chongqing Baishiyi Airport as the crow flies is 1490 km (931 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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