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Last updated: 20 September 2019
Date:Tuesday 27 March 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-76MD
Operating for:Uzbek Civil Aviation Adminstration
Leased from:Soviet Air Force
Registration: CCCP-78781
C/n / msn: 0083489670
First flight: 1988
Total airframe hrs:1228
Crew:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Kabul-Khwaja Rawash Airport (KBL) (   Afghanistan)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Kokand Airport (UTKK), Uzbekistan
Destination airport:Kabul-Khwaja Rawash Airport (KBL/OAKB), Afghanistan
The Ilyushin was at 5400 m on approach when the air traffic controller ordered the flight to discontinue the approach. Flaps and gear were retracted, but the aircraft continued the approach. The Il-76 stalled on finals and crashed. The aircraft was operated by the Uzbek CAA, being leased from the Soviet Air Force.

Loss of control

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» Andrei Bezmylov
» ICAO Adrep Summary 3/91 (#29)


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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 Kokand Airport to Kabul-Khwaja Rawash Airport as the crow flies is 677 km (423 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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