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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Date:Friday 5 April 1996
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin 76TD
Operator:Krasnoyarskie Avialinii
Registration: RA-76752
C/n / msn: 0093498967
First flight: 1989
Total airframe hrs:7172
Crew:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 20
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:40 km (25 mls) from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Novosibirsk-Yeltsovka Airport (UNNE), Russia
Destination airport:Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Airport (PKC/UHPP), Russia
The Il-76 transport plane departed Novosibirsk on a cargo flight to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia. It carried a cargo meat and detergent powder. On departure the takeoff weight was 17 tons over the maximum takeoff weight. En route the crew programmed the navigation system using the wrong coordinates for a waypoint (153° 20 'N instead of 53° 20' N). ATC then instructed the crew to descend without being visible on radar. It descended 23 km to the right of the intended track over mountainous terrain. The airplane descended through clouds to an altitude of 900 m and flew into the side of a mountain, 300 m below the summit.


Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

» Soviet Transports
» Flight International 24-30.04.96 (12)
» ICAO Adrep Summary 4/96 (#32)


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Distance from Novosibirsk-Yeltsovka Airport to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Airport as the crow flies is 4641 km (2900 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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Ilyushin Il-76

  • 938+ built
  • 28th loss
  • 14th fatal accident
  • 5th worst accident (at the time)
  • 10th worst accident (currently)
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