ASN logo
Last updated: 3 June 2020
Status:Preliminary
Date:Sunday 1 November 2009
Time:08:49
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: RF-76801
C/n / msn: 0093495866
First flight: 1989
Crew:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1,9 km (1.2 mls) SW of Mirny Airport (MJZ) (   Russia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Mirny Airport (MJZ/UERR), Russia
Destination airport:Irkutsk Airport (IKT/UIII), Russia
Narrative:
On the day before the accident, the Ilyushin Il-76MD transport plane delivered a batch of cargo to Mirny, Russia. During taxiing after landing, the crew activated the electrical part of the rudder and aileron locking system. The "Lock On" light illuminated. On the morning of the next day, a ferry flight to Chita was planned, with an en route stop at Irkutsk.
In the course of preflight checks, the crew took steps to bring the electromechanical part of the locking system to the "disengaged" position. At the same time the "Lock on" light remained illuminated. Accepting it as a false alarm, the captain decided to take off. The operability of the aileron control system was checked by deflecting the steering wheel to the left and then to the right. During deflection to the right, the right aileron was locked due to its locking mechanism. At 07:48 the flight took off in darkness from runway 24.
At the beginning of the takeoff run, the engine power was set to a position below the takeoff mode, which did not provide an audible warning of the locked position of the steering wheels and ailerons. In the course of the takeoff run, the aircraft began to move to the right. After becoming airborne, a roll of 8 degrees occurred, which continued to increase intensively. The crew tried to counteract the banking moment by deflecting the controls to the left. The movement of the steering wheel to the left was limited by the mechanism of locking the right aileron.
At 59 seconds of flight with a roll of about 90 degrees at a speed of 364 km/h the plane impacted the ground at a distance of 1893 m from the runway and broke up.

Sources:
» RIA Novosti
» Ministry of Emergency Situations (MChS) of Russia

METAR Weather report:
23:30 UTC / 08:30 local time:
UERR 312330Z 22005MPS CAVOK M24/M26 Q1030 NOSIG RMK QFE741 24450245=
Wind 220 degrees at 10 knots; temperature -24 deg C; ceiling unlimited, QNH 1030 mb


Photos

photo of Ilyushin-Il-76MD-RF-76801
accident date: 01-11-2009
type: Ilyushin Il-76MD
registration: RF-76801
photo of Ilyushin-Il-76MD-RF-76801
accident date: 01-11-2009
type: Ilyushin Il-76MD
registration: RF-76801
photo of Ilyushin-Il-76MD-RF-76801
accident date: 01-11-2009
type: Ilyushin Il-76MD
registration: RF-76801
photo of Ilyushin-Il-76MD-RF-76801
accident date: 01-11-2009
type: Ilyushin Il-76MD
registration: RF-76801
photo of Ilyushin-Il-76MD-RF-76801
accident date: 01-11-2009
type: Ilyushin Il-76MD
registration: RF-76801
photo of Ilyushin-Il-76MD-RF-76801
accident date: 01-11-2009
type: Ilyushin Il-76MD
registration: RF-76801
photo of Ilyushin-Il-76MD-RF-76801
accident date: 01-11-2009
type: Ilyushin Il-76MD
registration: RF-76801
photo of Ilyushin-Il-76MD-RF-76801
accident date: 01-11-2009
type: Ilyushin Il-76MD
registration: RF-76801
 

Map
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 Mirny Airport to Irkutsk Airport as the crow flies is 1267 km (792 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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.
languages: languages

Share