31 Years ago today: On 18 January 1988 a CAAC Ilyushin 18 crashed in flames near Chonqing, China, killing all 108 occupants.

Date:Monday 18 January 1988
Type: Ilyushin Il-18D
Operator:China Southwest Airlines
C/n / msn:187009901
First flight:1967
Engines:Ivchenko AI-20M
Crew:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 98 / Occupants: 98
Total:Fatalities: 108 / Occupants: 108
Aircraft damage:Destroyed
Aircraft fate:Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:ca 32 km SW of Chongqing Airport (CKG) (   China)
Phase:Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Beijing-Capital Airport (PEK/ZBAA), China
Destination airport:Chongqing-Jiangbei International Airport (CKG/ZUCK), China

The no. 4 engine right starter generator became so hot that the feathering oil tube was burnt. The oil tube burst upon feathering of the prop and the engine caught fire. The pylon burned and the engine separated. Severe vibrations caused the no. 1 prop to feather. The Il-18 lost control and crashed.