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Accident description
Last updated: 18 November 2017
Date:Friday 24 May 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin 76TD
Operator:Metro Cargo
Registration: LZ-INK
C/n / msn: 0093494835
First flight: 1989
Total airframe hrs:1099
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:10 km (6.3 mls) S of Kermanshah Airport (KSH) (   Iran)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Köln/Bonn Airport (CGN/EDDK), Germany
Destination airport:Kermanshah Airport (KSH/OICC), Iran
A forced landing due to fuel shortage had to be made after three missed approaches.
The aircraft carried relief supplies to Kurdish refugees.

» Soviet Transports
» NRC Handelsblad 24.5.1991 (p.1)


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Köln/Bonn Airport to Kermanshah Airport as the crow flies is 3665 km (2291 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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