Accident description
Last updated: 30 October 2014
Status:Preliminary
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
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Rogachevo AB (   Russia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Arkhangelsk-Talaghy Airport (ARH/ULAA), Russia
Destination airport:Rogachevo AB, Russia
Narrative:
The crew was approaching Rogachevo, Novaya Zemlya at night during snowfall. At the height of 50m 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.


Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» airdisaster.ru


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Distance from Arkhangelsk-Talaghy Airport to Rogachevo AB as the crow flies is 909 km (568 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.
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