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Last updated: 13 June 2021
Datum:Freitag 7 Oktober 1988
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic IL14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyuschin Il-14P
Fluggesellschaft:Shanxi Airlines
Kennzeichen: B-4218
Werknummer: 6341406
Baujahr: 1956
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 40 / Insassen: 44
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 44 / Insassen: 48
Opfer am Boden:Todesopfer: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:2 km (1.3 Meilen) N of Linfen Air Base (   Volksrepublik China)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Linfen Air Base, Volksrepublik China
Flug nach:Linfen Air Base, Volksrepublik China
An Ilyushin Il-14 was engaged in a sightseeing flight over the Linfen area. All passengers were employees of a local knitting factory.
The aircraft was originally equipped with 14 seats but the airline allowed 44 passengers to board the plane. At 13:20 hours the aircraft took off from the local air base. Shortly after takeoff the aircraft lost height and the left wing hit a building, causing part of the wing to separate. The aircraft then hit eight poplars and impacted the roof of a hotel. Just four passengers survived the accident; 40 passengers, four crew and two pedestrians died.
It was determined that the left engine had failed following a fatigue fracture in the engine's oil pump drive shaft.

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