Airplane Crash - Russelbach, East Germany 03/28/1961

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Russelbach, East Germany


Date03/28/1961
Time20:08
LocationRusselbach, East Germany
OperatorCeskoslovenske Aerolinie
RoutePrague - Zurich
TypeIlyushin IL-18
RegistrationOK-OAD
Cn/In180002102
Aboard52
Fatalities52
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft crashed 13.6 miles Northeast of Nürnberg after an intentional descent for unknown reasons led to the disintegration of the aircraft due to structural stress. Possible defective artificial horizon. Possible unnoticed over control of the electrical rudder or aileron trim. Possible physical incapacitation of one or both pilots.

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