Date: August 14, 1972
Location: Konigs Wusterausen, East Germany
Aircraft: Ilyushin IL-62
Airline: Interflug
Flight No: Unknown
Fatalities: 156: 156

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.