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Accident description
Last updated: 24 November 2015
Date:Thursday 2 April 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin 76MD
Operator:Soviet Air Force
Registration: CCCP-76685
C/n / msn: 0063468037?
First flight:
Engines: 4 Soloviev D-30KP
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lake Sivash (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Dzhankoy Air Base (UKFY), Ukraine
Destination airport:Dzhankoy Air Base (UKFY), Ukraine
Two Soviet Air Force Ilyushin 76's (CCCP-76679 and CCCP-76685) were practising a formation flight at night. Due to a navigational error both aircraft collided and crashed into Lake Sivash.

Mid air collision
Loss of control

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