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Accident description
Last updated: 26 June 2016
Date:Monday 13 July 1998
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin 76MD
Operator:ATI Aircompany
Registration: UR-76424
C/n / msn: 0063470096
First flight: 1986
Total airframe hrs:3569
Engines: 4 Soloviev D-30KP
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Ra'sal-Khaymah Airport (RKT) (   United Arab Emirates)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Ra'sal-Khaymah Airport (RKT/OMRK), United Arab Emirates
Destination airport:Nikolaev Airport (NLV/UKON), Ukraine
The Ilyushin had arrived on July 12 after a flight from Baku (Azerbaijan) and was scheduled to fly on to Nikolaev. The aircraft was loaded with general cargo (a.o. watermelons), which was completed at 21:40. However, the airplane was overloaded 15.5 -25.5 tonnes over the maximum permitted weight for a departure in the given circumstances, and 13-23 tonnes over the certified maximum allowable takeoff weight. The plane took off from Ras al Khaimah runway 34 at 23:11 and climbed slowly to a height of 180 m, accelerating to 400 km/h. As the flaps were retracted, the GPWS sounded and the pilot incorrectly moved the control column forward. The aircraft flew into the sea and broke up.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Water

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Distance from Ra'sal-Khaymah Airport to Nikolaev Airport as the crow flies is 3166 km (1979 miles).

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