- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: August 14, 1972
Time: 17:00
Location: Near Konigs Wusterausen, East Germany
Operator: Interflug
Flight #: ?
Route: Berlin - Birgas
AC Type: Ilyushin IL-62
Registration: DM-SEA
cn / ln: 00702
Aboard: 156   (passengers:148  crew:8)
Fatalities: 156   (passengers:148  crew:8)
Ground: 0
Summary: In cargo bay 6, hot air, leaking from an air conditioning system, melted insulation off cabling causing a short circuit in the stabilizing system. Melting insulation ignited flammable fluid which led to an uncontrollable fire that eventually weakened the structure until the tail fell off.
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