ČSA Flight 511

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ČSA Flight 511

An Ilyushin Il-18 similar to the crashed aircraft
Accident summary
Date March 28, 1961 (1961-03-28)
Passengers 44
Crew 8
Fatalities 52
Aircraft type Ilyushin Il-18
Operator ČSA
Registration OK-OAD
Flight origin Prague Ruzyně Airport
1st stopover Zurich
2nd stopover Rabat
3rd stopover Dakar
4th stopover Conakry
Destination Bamako

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.[1]

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 2.5 years after the crash.[2]


  1. ^ ASN Aircraft accident Ilyushin 18V OK-OAD Nürnberg
  2. ^ Technet.cz: Letadlo ČSA se zřítilo u Norimberka. Podle Rusů bylo sestřeleno, 2012-04-03, czech