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Last updated: 4 December 2021
Datum:donderdag 24 november 1966
Tijd:15:30 GMT
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-18V
Registratie: LZ-BEN
Constructienummer: 184007101
Bouwjaar: 1964
Motoren: 4 Ivchenko AI-20K
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 8 / inzittenden: 8
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 74 / inzittenden: 74
Totaal:slachtoffers: 82 / inzittenden: 82
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:8 km (5 mijl) NNW of Bratislava-Ivanka Airport (BTS) (   Slowakije)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Bratislava-Ivanka Airport (BTS/LZIB), Slowakije
Vliegveld van aankomst:Praha-Ruzyne International Airport (PRG/LKPR), Tsjechische Republiek
TABSO Flight 101 was a scheduled passenger service from Sofia, Bulgaria to Berlin, East Germany (now Germany) with en route stops at Budapest, Hungary and Prague, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic).
The aircraft departed Budapest at 10:46 GMT. Weather at Prague had deteriorated, so the crew diverted to Bratislava where the aircraft landed at 11:58 GMT. Weather at Prague improved and the flight took off from runway 31 at 15:28 GMT.
According to the clearance the flight was turn right after takeoff and to climb to 300 m altitude while heading to the OKR beacon, followed by a further climb to 5100 m.
Shortly after takeoff, the aircraft crashed into a wooded mountain slope at 420 m amsl, which is 288 m above airport level.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The commission could not definitely establish the cause of the IL-18 (LZ-BEN) aircraft.
The Commission assumed that the most probable cause of the accident was insufficient evaluation of terrain relief and weather conditions in the Bratislava Airport control zone by the aircraft crew and lack of adaption of the flight to these conditions."

» ICAO Aircraft Accident Digest No.16 - Volume II, Circular 82-AN/69 (89-101)
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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 Bratislava-Ivanka Airport en Praha-Ruzyne International Airport bedraagt 301 km (188 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the 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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