ASN Aircraft accident Ilyushin Il-76MD RF-78778 Ryazan-Dyagilevo Air Base
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Status:Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Date:Friday 24 June 2022
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-76MD
Operator:Russian Air Force
Registration: RF-78778
MSN: 0083489659
First flight: 1988
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:5 km (3.1 mls) ESE of Ryazan-Dyagilevo Air Base (   Russia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Dyagilevo Air Base (UUBD), Russia
Destination airport:Belgorod Airport (EGO/UUOB), Russia
A Russian Air Force Ilyushin Il-76MD cargo plane crashed near Ryazan and was destroyed by fire. Five crew members died in the crash while four were injured.
Shortly after takeoff the air traffic controller reportedly observed a fire in engine no.4. The Il-76 touched down in a field and rolled until it struck trees. The aircraft broke up and burst into flames.
Local media report that one engine was found in a field about 1 km before the accident site.

The Ministry of Defense reported that the plane operated on a training flight from Orenburg to Belgorod, and landed in Ryazan for refueling.



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Distance from Dyagilevo Air Base to Belgorod Airport as the crow flies is 484 km (303 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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