Accident Ilyushin Il-18V YR-IMB, Saturday 24 February 1962
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Date:Saturday 24 February 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Ilyushin Il-18V
Registration: YR-IMB
MSN: 181003702
Engine model:Ivchenko AI-20
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 100
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Paphos -   Cyprus
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Bucharest-Otopeni International Airport (OTP/LROP)
Destination airport:Nicosia Airport (NIC/LCNC)
An Ilyushin 18V passenger plane was damaged in a belly landing accident in Cyprus. The airplane was en route from Bucharest-Otopeni Airport, Rumania to Tel Aviv, Israel via Nicosia, Cyprus. En route at 7000 m over the Mediterranean Sea while 70 km from the Cyprus' shore, engine no. 3 lost power, followed by engines no. 1 and 2. Then, at 3100 m, 45 km offshore, engine no. 4 also lost power.
The crew just made it to Cyprus and performed an emergency belly landing, reportedly on the grounds of a former RAF station near Paphos.
The aircraft was ferried to Moscow-Vnukovo for repair in November 1962, but was never repaired. It finally went to Ivanovo to serve as an instructional airframe.

Sources: Yahoo forum
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photo (c) Alan Richardson; near Paphos; February 1962

photo (c) Alan Richardson; near Paphos; February 1962

photo (c) Alan Richardson; near Paphos; February 1962

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