Accident description
Last updated: 25 October 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Saturday 8 August 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin 76M
Operator:Libyan Arab Air Force
Registration: 5A-DKK
C/n / msn: 0003423675
First flight: 1980
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Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Sebha Airport (SEB) (   Libya) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Sebha Airport (SEB/HLLS), Libya
Narrative:
The IL-76M transport plane was involved in the evacuation of the Aouzou Strip on the Chad/Libyan border during the 1987 Chadian-Libyan conflict. Chadian forces were recapturing the Aouzou Strip and the aircraft took off under shelling.
Because of the resulting hurry the altimeter was not set correctly and the aircraft crashed on approach to Sebha, Libya. All occupants (several dozen people) were killed.


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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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