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Last updated: 26 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-76827
C/n / msn: 1003404151
First flight: 1990
Engines: 4 Soloviev D-30KP-2
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 31
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Makhachkala Airport (MCX) (   Russia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Makhachkala Airport (MCX/URML), Russia
A Russian Air Force Il-76MD transport plane registered RA-76825 was ready to depart from Makhachkala Airport (MCX). 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


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