Narrative:An Ilyushin 76MD transport plane was destroyed in an accident near Abakan Airport (ABA), Russia. The airplane operated on a cargo flight from Chkalovsky Airport (CKL) to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Airport (PKC). Officially the payload was 30 tons (66,137Ib). After making a refuelling stopover in Abakan the aircraft climbed out with an abnormally flat gradient. The airplane flew into a hillside 14km beyond the runway and burst into flames.
|Date:||Wednesday 27 November 1996|
|Operator:||Russian Air Force|
|C/n / msn:|| 0093492778|
|First flight:|| 1989|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13|
|Total:||Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||14 km (8.8 mls) NNE of Abakan Airport (ABA) (Russia)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||Abakan Airport (ABA/UNAA), Russia|
|Destination airport:||Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Airport (PKC/UHPP), Russia|
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display the exact flight path.
Distance from Abakan Airport to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Airport as the crow flies is 4240 km (2650 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.