Narrative: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
|Date:||Thursday 2 April 1987|
|Operator:||Soviet Air Force|
|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|
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Distance from Dzhankoy Air Base to Dzhankoy Air Base 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.