Flugunfall 29 SEP 1982 einer Ilyushin Il-62M CCCP-86470 - Luxembourg-Findel Airport (LUX)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:Mittwoch 29 September 1982
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic IL62 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyuschin Il-62M
Fluggesellschaft:Aeroflot, International Civil Aviation Directorate
Kennzeichen: CCCP-86470
Werknummer: 1725234
Baujahr: 1977
Triebwerk: 4 Soloviev D-30KU
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 11
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 66
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 77
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Luxembourg-Findel Airport (LUX) (   Luxemburg)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO/UUEE), Russland
Flug nach:Luxembourg-Findel Airport (LUX/ELLX), Luxemburg
Flugnummer: 343
An Aeroflot Ilyushin Il-62M passenger plane suffered a runway excursion on landing at Luxembourg-Findel Airport (LUX). Seven passengers sustained fatal injuries.
Aeroflot flight SU343 departed Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) on a flight to Lima (LIM), Peru with en route stops at Luxembourg (LUX) and Havana (HAV), Cuba. The en route part of the first leg was routine. The crew were vectored for an NDB approach to runway 06. At a height of 5 metres over the runway, at a speed of 278 km/h, engine power was set at 40% and thrust reversers for engines no. 1 and 4 were selected. Since the thrust reverser on engine no. 1 failed to deploy, the airplane began to yaw to the right. The airplane touched down 5 seconds later at a speed of 265 km/h. Spoilers activated and engine power on no. 1 and 4 increased to 86% and 80% respectively. The airplane deviated to the right. It went off the right side of the runway some 1300 m past the threshold. It continued, struck a 1.3 m high building and continued down a ravine. The airplane came to rest 2200 m pas the threshold and 200 m to the right of the runway centreline; a fire erupted.

Probable Cause:

CAUSE PROBABLE DE L'ACCIDENT: "L'accident peut ètre attribue à une panne mecanique affectant le mecanisme de commande des inverseurs de poussee survenue dans la phase la plus critique de l'atterrissage. Cette panne, soudaine et imprevisible, n'a pas éte identifiee par l'equipage et a rendu l'avion incontrôlable en direction pendant l'execution de la procedure normale d'atterrissage."

translation from original French report:
PROBABLE CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT: "The accident may be attributed to a mechanical failure affecting the mechanism of controlling thrust which occurred during the most critical phase of landing. This failure, sudden and unpredictable, was not identified by the crew and made the aircraft uncontrollable in direction during the execution of the normal landing procedure."

» Soviet Transports
» Francois Muller
» Marc Tanz
» Rapport d'enquete etabli suite a l'accident survenu a l'aeroport de Luxembourg le 29 Septembre 1982 a l'avion Ilyushin-62M immatriculé CCCP-86470


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Distance from Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport to Luxembourg-Findel Airport as the crow flies is 2175 km (1359 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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