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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
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Date:Thursday 1 February 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin 76M
Operator:Soviet Air Force
Registration: CCCP-86021
C/n / msn: 083413405
First flight: 1978
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3,7 km (2.3 mls) from Panevezys-Pajuostis Air Base (PNV) (   Lithuania)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Paneve×ys-Pajuostis Air Base (PNV/EYPP), Lithuania
Destination airport:Paneve×ys-Pajuostis Air Base (PNV/EYPP), Lithuania
Narrative:
The flight crew performed a training flight in pattern with go arounds at Panevezys-Pajuostis AB. After a go-around during the 14th minute of the flight the Il-76 entered clouds at 230 feet AGL. Control was lost and the airplane crashed into a forest about 3,7 km from the runway with vertical speed of 7800ft/min and horizontal speed of 275 knots. Investigators found out that in the moment of the crash engines were at full power and the only thing that prevented to regain control was a very low altitude. Aircraft was fully destroyed by fire.

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» Aviation Letter 280


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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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