Accident
Last updated: 1 August 2014
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Mittwoch 23 März 2005
Zeit:23:05
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic IL76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyuschin 76TD
Fluggesellschaft:Airline Transport
Kennzeichen: ER-IBR
Werknummer: 0043454623
Baujahr: 1984
Betriebsstunden:2615
Anzahl Zyklen der Zelle:1548
Triebwerk: 4 Soloviev D-30KP-2
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 8
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 8
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:1,1 km (0.7 Meilen) W vom Land entfernt von Mwanza Airport (MWZ) (   Tansania) show on map
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Mwanza Airport (MWZ/HTMW), Tansania
Flug nach:Khartoum-Civil Airport (KRT/HSSS), Sudan
Flugnummer: 982
Unfallbericht:
The Ilyushin was chartered to fly 50 tons of fish fillet from Mwanza to Osijek, Croatia. The airplane was to make scheduled refueling stops at Khartoum and Benghazi. The crew decided to take off from runway 30, heading towards Lake Victoria. The airplane was configured for a take-off weight of 174 tons with the stabilizer set at -3.3 degrees. The actual weight was probably around 182 tons, which was still within limits. The aircraft lifted off the runway at 263 kph after rolling for about 2800 metres. It subsequently climbed to 29m at which altitude it leveled off for 4.5 seconds. After that the airplane began to descend gradually. Four seconds into descent, the commander ordered the retraction of flaps. By this time the aircraft was already descending at the rate of 3.5m/sec and the speed was increasing. At the last moment they noted that the descent and suddenly initiated a climb. The airplane then contacted the water and crashed.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was caused by aircraft colliding with the water surface shortly after take off.
While the aircraft had gathered sufficient energy to sustain climb, the crew failed to monitor altitude and react correctly in the short time that the aircraft was
airborne. This resulted in the aircraft going into descent till it reached an altitude where recovery was not possible.
The possibility of crew fatigue as a contributory factor in this accident cannot be ruled out."

Informationsquelle:
» CIVIL AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT No. CAV/ACC/3/05 (AIB, Tanzania)

Official accident investigation report
investigating agency: Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) - Tanzania
report status: Final
report number: No. CAV/ACC/3/05
report released:01-JAN-2007
duration of investigation:649 days (1 year 9.5 months)
download report: Report on the accident to Ilyushin IL-76TD aircraft registration ER-IBR which occurred on 23 March 2005 in Lake Victoria near Mwanza, Tanzania (Tanzania CAA No. CAV/ACC/3/05)
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Distance from Mwanza Airport to Khartoum-Civil Airport as the crow flies is 1996 km (1248 miles).

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