Descripción:The Il-76 cargo plane was chartered to fly Ugandan peace keeping forces and equipment to Somalia. On final approach, while the airplane was 2,5 - 3 km from the runway at a height of about 120 m, the airplane was struck by a projectile, most likely an RPG. The Il-76 was hit on the left hand side of the fuselage near the main landing gear. A fire erupted, causing smoke inside the plane. The airplane landed safely. After coming to rest, the nine crew members evacuated through the emergency hatch in the flight deck and the UPDF personnel evacuated through the starboard door. It took about one hour for the only fire-fighting truck available at the airport to reach the plane as it had no fuel.
|Fecha:||viernes 9 marzo 2007|
|Numéro de série:|| 1003499991|
|Año de Construcción:|| 1990|
|Motores:|| 4 Soloviev D-30KP-2|
|Tripulación:||Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 9|
|Pasajeros:||Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 6|
|Total:||Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 15 |
|Daños en la Aeronave:|| Anulado|
|Consecuencias:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Ubicación:||Mogadishu International Airport (MGQ) (Somalia)
|Fase:|| Aterrizaje (LDG)|
|Aeropuerto de Salida:||Entebbe Airport (EBB/HUEN), Uganda|
|Aeropuerto de Llegada:||Mogadishu International Airport (MGQ/HCMM), Somalia|
The crew thought that the rocket was fired at the plane from small boat as they were approaching over sea.
» Foreign ministry: no victims among Il-76 crew after attack in Somalia (BELTA, 12-3-2007)
» Rocket hit Belarussian aid plane in Somalia (IOL, 13-3-2007)
» UPDF plane catches fire in Mogadishu (Daily Monitor, 10-3-2007)
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 Entebbe Airport to Mogadishu International Airport as the crow flies is 1440 km (900 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.