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Last updated: 24 September 2018
Datum:Samstag 14 Juni 2014
Zeit:ca 00:50
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic IL76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyuschin 76MD
Fluggesellschaft:Ukraine Air Force
Kennzeichen: 76777
Werknummer: 0083482490
Baujahr: 1988
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 9
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 40 / Insassen: 40
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 49 / Insassen: 49
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:ca 5,5 km E of Lugansk Airport (VSG) (   Ukraine)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Melitopol Air Base (UKDM), Ukraine
Flug nach:Lugansk Airport (VSG/UKCW), Ukraine
An Ilyushin 76 transport plane of the Ukraine Air Force crashed near Lugansk, Ukraine after being hit by one shoulder-fired 9K38 "Igla" missile. It was subsequently hit by machine gun fire and all nine crew members and 40 soldiers died.
The airplane carried troops from the 25th airborne brigade and a BMD-2 airborne infantry fighting vehicle.

» Reuters
» Ukraine Ministry of Defence
» AeroVokzal


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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 Melitopol Air Base to Lugansk Airport as the crow flies is 347 km (217 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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.
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