Accident Ilyushin Il-18D B-222, Monday 18 January 1988
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Date:Monday 18 January 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Ilyushin Il-18D
Owner/operator:China Southwest Airlines
Registration: B-222
MSN: 187009901
Year of manufacture:1967
Engine model:Ivchenko AI-20M
Fatalities:Fatalities: 108 / Occupants: 108
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:5,7 km NW of Chongqing Baishiyi Airport -   China
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Beijing-Capital International Airport (PEK/ZBAA)
Destination airport:Chongqing Baishiyi Airport
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The Ilyushin Il-18D took off from Beijing, China at 19:05 on a domestic flight to Chongqing Baishiyu Airport.
About 21:50 hours the no.4 engine failed. A fire erupted in the area and at 21:57 the engine attachment structure had weakened due to the fire and the engine separated. The aircraft became difficult to control until a point were the flight crew was not able to hold altitude. The aircraft impacted sloping terrain, killing all on board.
It appeared that the no. 4 engine right starter generator became so hot that the feathering oil tube was burnt. The oil tube burst upon feathering of the prop and the engine caught fire.


Aviation Week & Space Technology 25.01.1988 (p.34)
ICAO Adrep Summary 2/88 (#53)
Soviet Transports


  • 5th worst accident in 1988
  • 4th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 4th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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