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Accident description
Last updated: 19 March 2018
Date:Thursday 8 July 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin 76M
Operator:Russian Air Force
Registration: CCCP-86039
C/n / msn: 093417518
First flight: 1979
Crew:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3,4 km (2.1 mls) from Pskov Airport (PKV) (   Russia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Pskov Airport (PKV/ULOO), Russia
Destination airport:Pskov Airport (PKV/ULOO), Russia
An inflight fire shortly after takeoff forced the crew to return to the airport for an emergency landing. The airplane descended fast, crashing into a forest at a distance of 3400 m from the runway and 480 meters to the left of the extended centreline.
The fire in the aft cabin led to an explosion of ammunition. The result was the destruction of the elevator rod and the loss of longitudinal control. The cause of the fire has not been established.


Loss of control

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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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