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Date:Saturday 8 August 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-76M
Operator:Libyan Arab Repubic Air Force
Registration: 5A-DKK
MSN: 0003423675
First flight: 1980
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Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Sebha Airport (SEB) (   Libya)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Sebha Airport (SEB/HLLS), Libya
The IL-76M transport plane was involved in the evacuation of the Aouzou Strip on the Chad/Libyan border during the 1987 Chadian-Libyan conflict. Chadian forces were recapturing the Aouzou Strip and the aircraft took off under shelling.
Because of the resulting hurry the altimeter was not set correctly and the aircraft crashed on approach to Sebha, Libya. All occupants (several dozen people) were killed.

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