Narrative:Shortly after take-off for a flight to Malta carrying tires and possibly military equipment, the Il-76 developed some trouble with its electrical system. The crew elected to circle the airport to burn up fuel, before returning. After circling for three hours, the aircraft crashed into a corn field, 800m short of the runway.
|Date:||Monday 19 August 1996|
|C/n / msn:|| 083414451|
|First flight:|| 1978|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Total:||Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||0,8 km (0.5 mls) from Beograd Airport (BEG) (Serbia)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Departure airport:||Beograd Airport (BEG/LYBE), Serbia|
|Destination airport:||Malta-Luqa Airport (MLA/LMML), Malta|
» International Herald Tribune 20.8.1996
» Scramble 208
» St. Petersburg Times 20.8.96
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 Beograd Airport to Malta-Luqa Airport as the crow flies is 1104 km (690 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.