ASN Aircraft accident Ilyushin Il-76M CCCP-86036 Kabul
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Status:Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Date:Tuesday 25 December 1979
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-76M
Operator:Soviet Air Force
Registration: CCCP-86036
MSN: 093416500
First flight: 1979
Crew:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 38 / Occupants: 38
Total:Fatalities: 48 / Occupants: 48
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:36 km (22.5 mls) from Kabul (   Afghanistan)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Tashkent-Yuzhny Airport (TAS/UTTT), Uzbekistan
Destination airport:Bagram Air Base (OAI/OAIX), Afghanistan
The Ilyushin transport plane struck the top of a mountain at a height of about 5000 m during a descent at night. The crew were approaching an unfamiliar airfield (Bagram AFB) with the absence of navigation equipment on the ground. Onboard there were paratroopers of the Vitebsk division, which were transferred to Kabul on the first day of invasion of the Soviet army to Afghanistan.

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Distance from Tashkent-Yuzhny Airport to Bagram Air Base as the crow flies is 697 km (436 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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