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Date:Friday 24 May 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-76TD
Operator:Metro Cargo
Registration: LZ-INK
MSN: 0093494835
First flight: 1989
Total airframe hrs:1099
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:10 km (6.3 mls) S of Kermanshah Airport (KSH) (   Iran)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Köln/Bonn Airport (CGN/EDDK), Germany
Destination airport:Kermanshah Airport (KSH/OICC), Iran
The Ilyushin Il-76TD transport plane, named "Lugano", crashed while attempting to make a forced landing due to fuel shortage.
The aircraft had attempted three approaches to Kermanshah Airport, Iran.
The flight carried relief supplies to Kurdish refugees.

Fuel exhaustion
All engine powerloss
Forced landing outside airport

» Soviet Transports
» NRC Handelsblad 24.5.1991 (p.1)


photo of Ilyushin-Il-76TD-LZ-INK
accident date: 24-05-1991
type: Ilyushin Il-76TD
registration: LZ-INK

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 Köln/Bonn Airport to Kermanshah Airport as the crow flies is 3665 km (2291 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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.
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