It was supposed to be a regular trip to Prague, but the TABSO lz101 flight ended in disaster. After a forced stop on November 24, 1966, the Il-18 crashed into a wooded slope at full speed. Opera singer Yekateri Popova was among the eighty-two passengers.
After the transfer in Budapest, when nothing unusual happened, the plane was heading only to Prague. While Ilyushin was in the air, the weather in Czechoslovakia began to deteriorate. The nightmare of all pilots, i.e. poor visibility and strong wind forced Captain Antonov to make a decisive decision. Despite the dissatisfaction of the passengers, he decided to make another landing in Bratislava until the weather cleared over Prague. After three hours of waiting at the airport, the weather over Prague filly stabilized and the plane was able to fly to its fil destition.