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Crash of a Douglas DC-3 in Berlin, Germany

Date & Time: Jun 19, 2010 at 1447 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
D-CXXX
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Berlin-Berlin
MSN:
16124/32872
YOM:
1944
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
25
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Aircraft was performing a special trip of 35 minutes around Berlin with tourists on board. Shortly after take off, pilots encountered technical problems with right engine and elected to make an emergency landing. Aircraft crashed on airport boundary fence and came to rest on its belly with its right wing partially sheared off. All 28 occupants escaped uninjured. Aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of an Ilyushin II-62 in Berlin, Germany: 22 killed

Date & Time: Jun 17, 1989 at 0828 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
DDR-SEW
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Berlin-Moscou
MSN:
2850324
YOM:
1988
Flight number:
IF102
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
10
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
103
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
22

Crash of an Antonov AN-2 in Berlin, Germany

Date & Time: Apr 20, 1989 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
880
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Berlin-Berlin
MSN:
1170 473 11
YOM:
1962
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0

Crash of a Tupolev TU-134 in Berlin, Germany: 72 killed

Date & Time: Dec 12, 1986 at 1800 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-65795
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Minsk-Berlin
MSN:
63145
YOM:
1980
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
9
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
73
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
72
Aircraft flight hours:
12658
Aircraft flight cycles:
8482

Crash of a Tupolev TU-134A in Berlin

Date & Time: Nov 22, 1977 at 1032 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
DM-SCM
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Moscow - Berlin
MSN:
3 35 19 04
YOM:
1973
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
69
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The approach to Berlin-Schönefeld Airport runway 25L was completed with the autopilot activated. At a height of 120 meters, the crew was supposed to switch off the autopilot but the captain decided to continue in such configuration, using elevator to counter the autopilot. During the last segment, the rate of descent increased to 6-8 meters per second when the airplane struck the runway surface. Upon impact, the left wing was torn off. Out of control, the airplane veered off runway and came to rest upside down in a grassy area, about 400 meters from the initial impact. All 74 occupants were evacuated, eight of them were seriously injured. The aircraft was destroyed.
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Probable cause:
Wrong approach configuration on part of the flying crew who completed the final approach with the autopilot activated and an excessive rate of descent.

Crash of a Tupolev TU-134 in Berlin

Date & Time: Oct 30, 1972
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
DM-SCA
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Leipzig - Kraków
MSN:
8 35 05 02
YOM:
1968
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Few minutes after takeoff from Leipzig-Halle Airport, en route to Kraków, Poland, the pilot informed ATC about technical problems and was cleared to divert to Berlin-Schönefeld Airport. The airplane landed hard on runway 25L and after touchdown, was unable to stop within the remaining distance. It overran and came to rest. There were no casualties but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of an Ilyushin II-14P in Berlin

Date & Time: Oct 24, 1968
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
DM-SAI
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Berlin - Berlin
MSN:
14 803 023
YOM:
1958
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a local training flight at Berlin-Schönefeld Airport when an unidentified technical problems occurred in flight and forced the crew to attempt an emergency landing. The aircraft crash landed and came to rest in flames. While all three crew members escaped uninjured, the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Boeing 727-21 near Berlin: 3 killed

Date & Time: Nov 15, 1966 at 0242 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N317PA
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Frankfurt - Berlin
MSN:
18995
YOM:
1966
Flight number:
PA708
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Captain / Total flying hours:
14212
Captain / Total hours on type:
58.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
17542
Copilot / Total hours on type:
32
Aircraft flight hours:
1804
Circumstances:
Pan Am's scheduled cargo flight 708 from Frankfurt to Berlin usually lands at Tempelhof Airport. However because of resurfacing of the runways at Tempelhof, Pan Am operated in and out of Tegel Airport since the evening of November 13th. Flight 708 departed Frankfurt at 02:04 and climbed to the cruising altitude of FL90. At 02:35 the flight reported leaving this altitude for FL30. Three minutes later Berlin Control cleared the flight to "turn left heading zero three zero, descend and maintain two thousand". When 6,5 miles from the Outer Marker, the controller cleared the flight to "turn right heading zero six zero cleared ILS runway eight right approach". Immediately after the acknowledgment from the flight crew, the aircraft struck the ground and crashed about 10 miles from the airport in the Soviet occupation zone. Weather was poor with 2,6 km visibility in snow; cloud coverage 3/8 at 500 feet and overcast a 600 feet with a temperature of -1deg C. The Soviet authorities returned about 50 percent of the wreckage. Some major components were not returned which included the flight data and cockpit voice recorders, flight control systems, navigation and communication equipment.
Probable cause:
The descent of the flight below its altitude clearance limit, but the Board has been unable to determine the cause of such descent.
Final Report:

Crash of an Ilyushin II-12 in Berlin: 3 killed

Date & Time: Apr 26, 1956
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Moscow – Warsaw – Berlin
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
While approaching Berlin-Schönefeld Airport, the airplane was too low and struck the top of the Bohnsdorf church, crashed and burst into flames three km from the airfield. Three crew members were killed and three others were injured. For undetermined reason, the crew was approaching the airport at an insufficient altitude.

Crash of a Beechcraft UC-45H Expeditor in Berlin-Tegel: 7 killed

Date & Time: Feb 17, 1953 at 2100 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
F-RAEG
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Berlin – Frankfurt – Paris
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
Two takeoff attempts were aborted for unknown reason. After the third takeoff roll, while in initial climb, the pilot informed ground about an engine failure and elected to return for an emergency landing. While completing a last turn to the right to reach the approach path, the aircraft banked right, stalled and crashed in flames in a wooded area located two km short of runway threshold. The aircraft was destroyed upon impact and all seven occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
The VHF radio analysis failed to determine the cause of the steep turn to the right during the initial climb, steep turn that was confirmed by eye witnesses and by the exam of the debris at the point of impact. It is believed that the aircraft banked right down to an angle of 90° before impacting terrain, most probably following an engine failure.