Accident Ilyushin Il-76M CCCP-86732,
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Date:Sunday 11 December 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Ilyushin Il-76M
Owner/operator:Soviet Air Force
Registration: CCCP-86732
MSN: 083413388
Year of manufacture:1978
Fatalities:Fatalities: 77 / Occupants: 78
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:15 km from Leninakan Airport (LWN) -   Armenia
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Baku-Bina International Airport (BAK/UBBB)
Destination airport:Leninakan Airport (LWN/UDSG)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The Ilyushin Il-76 was part of an air relief operation following an earthquake in Armenia on Dec. 7, 1988. The aircraft flew into the side of a mountain while on approach to Leninakan.
The crew had used an incorrect altimeter setting (734 mm Hg instead of 634 mm Hg). This resulted in an erroneous altitude indication that was 1100 metres above the actual altitude.
The crew were tired, since they did not have sufficient rest. They made several relief flights the day before.


Soviet Transports
Flight International 24-31 December 1988 (p.3)
Scramble 253


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