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Last updated: 17 December 2018
Date:Wednesday 18 April 2001
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-76MD
Registration: UR-78821
C/n / msn: 0093496914
First flight: 1983
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Oostende Airport (OST) (   Belgium)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Oostende Airport (OST/EBOS), Belgium
Destination airport:Algiers-Houari Boumediene Airport (ALG/DAAG), Algeria
Carrying 32tons of paint and medical supplies for Guinee, the Ilyushin freighter tried to takeoff from Oostende. During the takeoff roll the crew noticed an engine fire warning and aborted. The aircraft overran the runway by 40 m and came to rest in a field with its nosegear collapsed and the left wingtip touching the ground. The aircraft is presumably damaged beyond repair.


Runway excursion

» Scramble 264


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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 Oostende Airport to Algiers-Houari Boumediene Airport as the crow flies is 1602 km (1001 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.
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