ASN Aircraft accident Ilyushin Il-62M 889 Labé
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Date:Friday 1 July 1983
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL62 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-62M
Registration: 889
MSN: 2139.1.
First flight: 1981
Engines: 4 Soloviev D-30KU
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Total:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Labé (   Guinea)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypt
Destination airport:Conakry Airport (CKY/DGCY), Guinea
The Ilyushin Il-62M, operated by the North Korean airline Chosonminhang was flying construction cargo and several workers to Guinea, ahead of the 1984 Organization of African Unity summit.
The aircraft departed from Pyongyang-Sunan Aiport, North Korea and made en route stops at Kabul, Afghanistan; and Cairo, Egypt.
The aircraft crashed on the last leg of the flight and came down in the Fouta Djallon Mountains.

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Distance from Cairo International Airport to Conakry Airport as the crow flies is 5155 km (3222 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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