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Status:Voorlopig - officieel
Datum:vrijdag 17 juli 1998
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-78
Vloog voor:Air Sofia
Gehuurd van:Ukrainian Cargo Airways
Registratie: UR-UCI
Constructienummer: 0083481440
Bouwjaar: 1988
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 9 / inzittenden: 9
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Totaal:slachtoffers: 10 / inzittenden: 10
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:4,4 km (2.8 mijl) ENE of Asmara International Airport (ASM) (   Eritrea)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Bourgas Airport (BOJ/LBBG), Bulgarije
Vliegveld van aankomst:Asmara International Airport (ASM/HAAY), Eritrea
Vluchtnummer: 701
The Ilyushin was chartered by a Bulgarian company in February and operated on a Bourgas (BOJ) to Asmara (ASM) flight at the time of the accident. The plane was on an instrument approach to Asmara and reported on finals with runway in sight. A little later the aircraft struck a hill 4,4 km from the airport at an altitude of 2321 m/7618 feet. Weather was reported: wind 300/8 kts, QNH 1024 mB, temperature 13 deg.C., dew point 12 deg. C with broken clouds at 300 m.
The Il-78 is a tanker plane, version of the Il-76, but could be converted back for transport flights.

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photo of Ilyushin-Il-76-UR-76415
accident date: 17-07-1998
type: Ilyushin Il-76
registration: UR-76415
photo of Ilyushin-Il-76-UR-76415
accident date: 17-07-1998
type: Ilyushin Il-76
registration: UR-76415

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Bourgas Airport en Asmara International Airport bedraagt 3200 km (2000 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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