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ČSA Flight 511

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Summary  In-flight breakup
Passengers  44
Survivors  0
Date  28 March 1961
Operator  Czech Airlines
Survivor  0
Site  Gräfenberg, Germany
Crew  8
Aircraft type  Ilyushin Il-18V
Destination  Bamako
Fatalities  52 (all)
Location  Gräfenberg
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Similar  1961 President Airlines D, Aerolíneas Argentinas Flight 644, Imperial Airlines Flight 201, KLM Flight 823, TWA Flight 529

ČSA Flight 511 was a flight operated by an Ilyushin Il-18 that crashed in Gräfenberg near Nürnberg on March 28, 1961 during flight across West Germany.

German investigation commission stated that the primary cause of the accident was a pilot error or an autopilot malfunction. Soviet investigators refused this conclusion and stated that the accident was caused by an explosion near a tail of the plane. The plane was shot down according to the Soviets. Czechoslovakia accepted the German report two and a half years after the crash.

References

ČSA Flight 511 Wikipedia


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