Interflug

Interflug Monday August 14, 1972
In cargo bay 6, hot air, leaking from an air conditioning system, melted insulation off cabling causing a short circuit in the stabilizing system. Melting insulation ignited flammable fluid which led to an uncontrollable fire that eventually weakened the structure until the tail fell off.

Crash Details

DateMonday August 14, 1972
LocationNear Konigs Wusterausen, East Germany
Passengers148
Crew8
Fatalities156
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeIlyushin IL-62
OperatorInterflug
RegistrationDM-SEA
Flight OriginBerlin
Flight Destination Birgas
Near Konigs Wusterausen, East Germany
Interflug
Ilyushin IL-62
1972