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Accident description
Last updated: 25 June 2018
Date:Saturday 19 November 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin 76MD
Operator:Soviet Air Force
Registration: CCCP-78771
C/n / msn: 0083487622
First flight: 1988
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Rogachevo Air Base (   Russia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Arkhangelsk-Talaghy Airport (ARH/ULAA), Russia
Destination airport:Rogachevo Air Base, Russia
The crew was approaching Rogachevo, Novaya Zemlya at night during snowfall. At the height of 50 m and a speed of 276 km/h the navigator reported that they were over the runway threshold. The airplane landed short of the runway. It appeared that the navigator mistook the approach lights for the runway lights.
The airplane was damaged beyond repair. After recovery it was transported to Riga-Spilve Airport, Latvia, to be used as an instructional airframe.

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Distance from Arkhangelsk-Talaghy Airport to Rogachevo Air Base as the crow flies is 909 km (568 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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