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Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 14 June 2014
Time:ca 00:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin 76MD
Operator:Ukraine Air Force
Registration: 76777
C/n / msn: 0083482490
First flight: 1988
Crew:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 40 / Occupants: 40
Total:Fatalities: 49 / Occupants: 49
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:ca 5,5 km E of Lugansk Airport (VSG) (   Ukraine)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Melitopol Air Base (UKDM), Ukraine
Destination airport:Lugansk Airport (VSG/UKCW), Ukraine
Narrative:
An Ilyushin 76 transport plane of the Ukraine Air Force crashed near Lugansk, Ukraine after being hit by one shoulder-fired 9K38 "Igla" missile. It was subsequently hit by machine gun fire and all nine crew members and 40 soldiers died.
The airplane carried troops from the 25th airborne brigade and a BMD-2 airborne infantry fighting vehicle.

Sources:
» Reuters
» Ukraine Ministry of Defence
» AeroVokzal
» Wing.com.ua


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UR-76777 moved to the Ukraine Air Force as 76777
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Melitopol Air Base to Lugansk Airport as the crow flies is 347 km (217 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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
  • 72nd loss
  • 40th fatal accident
  • 4th worst accident
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 Ukraine
  • 9th worst accident (at the time)
  • 10th worst accident (currently)
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