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Last updated: 25 January 2020
Date:Thursday 15 January 2009
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-76MD
Operator:Russian Ministry of Interior
Registration: RA-76825
C/n / msn: 1003404136
First flight: 1990
Engines: 4 Soloviev D-30KP-2
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Makhachkala Airport (MCX) (   Russia)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Departure airport:Makhachkala Airport (MCX/URML), Russia
Destination airport:Nizhniy Novgorod Airport (GOJ/UWGG), Russia
A group of four Ilyushin Il-76MD transport aircraft were engaged in delivering troops, military equipment and cargo from Chkalovsky to Makhachkala, Russia. One of these aircraft, RA-76825, had unloaded after the flight to Makhachkala and was preparing for a flight back to it's home base at Nizhniy Novgorod.
The airplane, with a crew of seven, taxied to the runway. At the same time another Il-76 (RA-76827) came in to land. The wing of the landing aircraft struck the flight deck of the stationary airplane, ripping away a large part of the forward fuselage. A fire erupted. Three of the seven crew members died. The landing Il-76 suffered damage to the wing but none of the 31 occupants were hurt.
Makhachkala has a single runway (14/32), measuring 8688 × 230 ft (2648 × 70 m).

Runway incursion
Runway mishap

» Ministry of Internal Affairs press released dated 16.1.2009
» Soviet Transports


photo of Ilyushin-Il-76MD-RA-76825
accident date: 15-01-2009
type: Ilyushin Il-76MD
registration: RA-76825

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 Makhachkala Airport to Nizhniy Novgorod Airport as the crow flies is 1506 km (941 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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