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Crash of an Ilyushin II-76TD at Boufarik AFB: 257 killed

Date & Time: Apr 11, 2018 at 0750 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
7T-WIV
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Boufarik – Béchar – Tindouf
MSN:
1043419649
YOM:
1994
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
10
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
247
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
257
Circumstances:
The aircraft was engaged in a troop transport from Boufarik to Tindouf with an intermediate stop in Béchar, west Algeria, and was carrying 247 soldiers and their family members and 10 crew members. Shortly after takeoff from the Boufarik AFB located some 25 km southwest of Algiers, while climbing to a height of about 150 meters, the aircraft entered an uncontrolled descent and crashed in an agricultural zone located near the airport, bursting into flames. The airplane was totally destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire. It was quickly confirmed by the Algerian Authorities that none of the 257 occupants survived the crash, among them 26 members of the Front Polisario. According to first testimonies, it appears that the left wing (engine?) was on fire when control was lost.

Crash of an Ilyushin II-76TD near Uyan: 10 killed

Date & Time: Jul 1, 2016 at 1113 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-76840
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Irkutsk - Irkutsk
MSN:
1033417553
YOM:
1994
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
10
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
10
Captain / Total flying hours:
11209
Captain / Total hours on type:
8711.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
5584
Copilot / Total hours on type:
5124
Aircraft flight hours:
13000
Aircraft flight cycles:
4500
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Irkutsk Airport at 1019LT on a fire fighting mission in the region of Bayanday. As the crew was approaching the area to be treated, the aircraft impacted trees and crashed in a wooded area, bursting into flames. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire. The wreckage was found two days later and all 10 crew members were killed.
Crew:
L.S. Owl, pilot,
A. A. Lebedev, copilot,
G. L. Petrov, navigator,
V. N. Kuznetsov, flight engineer,
I. E. Murahin, radio operator,
S. A. Makarov, flight operator,
S. A. Souslov, flight operator,
M. M. Khadayev, flight operator,
V. G. Jdanov, operator,
A. M. Mashnin, operator.

Crash of an Ilyushin II-76MD near Luhansk: 49 killed

Date & Time: Jun 14, 2014 at 0110 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
76777
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Melitopol - Luhansk
MSN:
0083482490
YOM:
1988
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
9
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
40
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
49
Circumstances:
The aircraft was on its way to Luhansk Airport, carrying 40 paratroopers, a crew of 9 and few materials, furniture, goods and equipment. On final approach by night, pro-Russian rebels shot down the aircraft with an anti-aircraft weapon 'Igla' SAM. The four engine aircraft crashed in a huge explosion in a wheat field located near the village of Novohannivka, about 20 km southeast of Luhansk. All 49 occupants were killed and the aircraft was completely destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire.
Crew:
Aleksander Belviy,
Major Mikael Diakov,
Captain Igor Skachkov,
Captain Sergei Telegin,
Senior Lieutenant Vladimir Burkavtsov,
Aleksander Kozolyy,
Senior Lieutenant Oleg Pavlenko,
Aleksander Kowalyk,
Victor Mentus.
Probable cause:
Shot down by rebels.