Date & Time: Jul 1, 1983
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Pyongyang - Kabul - Cairo - Conakry
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The four engine airplane departed Pyongyang Airport on a regular schedule service to Conakry, carrying 17 passengers and a crew of six. After two intermediate stops in Kabul and Cairo, the crew continued to Conakry without any incident. While descending to the Conakry-Gbessia Airport, the crew encountered poor weather conditions and failed to realize his altitude was insufficient when the airplane struck a mountain located in the Fouta-Djalon Mountain Range, about 30 km from the airport. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and all 23 occupants were killed.
It is believed that the accident was the consequence of a controlled flight into terrain.