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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Friday 1 July 2016
Time:11:13
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin 76TD
Operator:Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations
Registration: RA-76840
C/n / msn: 1033417553
First flight: 1994
Total airframe hrs:9064
Cycles:3069
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:9 km (5.6 mls) ESE Rybnyi Uyan, Kachug Region (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:Irkutsk Airport (IKT/UIII), Russia
Destination airport:Irkutsk Airport (IKT/UIII), Russia
Narrative:
An Ilyushin 76 firefighting aircraft was destroyed when it impacted wooded terrain 9 km east-southeast from the settlement of Rybnyi Uyan in the Kachug Region, on the side of a volcanic cone. The Il-76 transport plane was equipped with spray tanks to extinguish wildfires in the Bayanday district of the Irkutsk region. It departed Irkutsk Airport at 10:19 hours and climbed to FL100. En route the pressure was set at 1007 hPa, which had been reported by the air traffic controller. About 11:02 hours the flight crew initiated their descent towards the forest fires. After carrying out a 180 degree turn over a mountainous area, the Ground Proximity Warning System activated several times. The aircraft was flying at a height of about 210 m agl and headed towards one of the higher mountains in the area. At 11:13 the aircraft impacted the wooded slope of the mountain and disintegrated.
Searchers located the wreckage on July 3.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Newsru
» Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations
» tvzvezda.ru


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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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