Accident description
Last updated: 30 July 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Friday 23 November 1979
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin 76
Operator:Soviet Air Force
Registration: CCCP-86714
C/n / msn: 053403067
First flight: 1975
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:12 km (7.5 mls) from Vitebsk Airport (VTB) (   Belarus) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Vitebsk Airport (VTB/UMII), Belarus
Destination airport:Vitebsk Airport (VTB/UMII), Belarus
Narrative:
During a night time approach the airplane suddenly banked left. The crew lost control and the airplane crashed, killing all aboard.
It appeared that the left flap retracted inadvertently 12 km short of the runway due to a broken cog-wheel.


Classification:

Loss of control

Sources:
» Scramble 253
» Soviet Transports
» airdisaster.ru


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Distance from Vitebsk Airport to Vitebsk Airport as the crow flies is 0 km (0 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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