Vliegtuigongeval op 05 SEP 1967 met Ilyushin Il-18D OK-WAI - Gander Airport, NL (YQX)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:dinsdag 5 september 1967
Tijd:05:10 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-18D
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:CSA Ceskoslovenské Aerolinie
Registratie: OK-WAI
Constructienummer: 187009705
Bouwjaar: 1967
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 8
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 33 / inzittenden: 61
Totaal:slachtoffers: 37 / inzittenden: 69
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:1 km (0.6 mijl) SE of Gander Airport, NL (YQX) (   Canada)
Fase: Initiële klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Gander Airport, NL (YQX/CYQX), Canada
Vliegveld van aankomst:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV/MUHA), Cuba
Vluchtnummer: 523
The aircraft operated on a flight from Prague, Czechoslovakia, to Havana, Cuba with intermediate stops at Shannon, Ireland and Gander, Canada. The flight to Gander was routine and the Ilyushin was refueled for the remainder of the flight.
The flight took off from runway 14 and started to climb under an abnormally shallow angle. The highest altitude reached was 125 feet at the end of the runway. It was a dark overcast night and the initial climb area after passing the runway end was devoid of lights. The airplane then descended until it struck a wire of a mast and impacted the ground at a ground speed of 363 km/h. It continued until striking a railway embankment, 4000 feet past the end of the runway. A post impact fire broke out.

No probable cause could be established by the investigators. The airplane was overloaded by 119 kg but this would have had no significant effect on the performance of the aircraft.
According to available data the pilot-in-command's altimeter was subject to frictional errors, which could have resulted in slight delays in response and the pilot-in-command's and co-pilot's gyro horizons were subject to pitch indication errors as a result of acceleration forces, which could have ranged from 1,5° to 4°.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: Undetermined.

» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 107-AN/81 (247-254)


photo of Ilyushin-Il-18D-OK-WAI

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Gander Airport, NL en Havana-José Martí International Airport bedraagt 3752 km (2345 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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