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Datum:maandag 26 maart 1979
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-18D
Registratie: DM-STL
Constructienummer: 186009402
Bouwjaar: 1966
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Totaal:slachtoffers: 10 / inzittenden: 10
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport (LAD) (   Angola)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport (LAD/FNLU), Angola
Vliegveld van aankomst:Lusaka Airport (LUN/FLLS), Zambia
An Ilyushin Il-18D cargo plane, operated by Interflug, crashed during an aborted takeoff from Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport in Angola. All ten occupants were killed.
The Il-18, registration DM-STL, was stationed in Luanda to transport weapons and munition to Lusaka. The cargo arrived from East Germany by ship in Luanda and the East German airline Interflug was tasked to fly them to Zambia, in support of ZAPU (Zimbabwe African People's Union) militants in Rhodesia.
Some 56 seconds into the takeoff from runway 23 and at a speed of 268 km/h, the no. 2 (left-hand inboard) engine failed. The flight crew decided to abort the takeoff. The aircraft failed to stop on the remaining runway and overran at high speed. It collided with the ILS localizer antenna causing the aircraft to break up and burst into flames.
Investigators stated that the crew should have continued the takeoff as the aircraft was at a speed well beyond the V1 speed of 222 km/h.

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photo of Ilyushin-Il-18D-DM-STL
accident date: 26-03-1979
type: Ilyushin Il-18D
registration: DM-STL

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 Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport en Lusaka Airport bedraagt 1796 km (1122 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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