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Fecha:domingo 11 diciembre 1988
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic IL76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-76M
Operador:Soviet Air Force
Registración: CCCP-86732
Numéro de série: 083413388
Año de Construcción: 1978
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 9 / Ocupantes: 9
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 68 / Ocupantes: 69
Total:Fatalidades: 77 / Ocupantes: 78
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:15 km (9.4 milles) de Leninakan Airport (LWN) (   Armenia)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Baku-Bina International Airport (BAK/UBBB), Azerbaiyán
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Leninakan Airport (LWN/UDSG), Armenia
The Ilyushin 76 was part of an air relief operation following an earthquake in Armenia on Dec. 7, 1988. The aircraft flew into the side of a mountain while on approach to Leninakan.
The crew had used an incorrect altimeter setting (734 mm Hg instead of 634 mm Hg). This resulted in an erroneous altitude indication that was 1100 metres above the actual altitude.
The crew were tired, since they did not have sufficient rest. They made several relief flights the day before.

» Soviet Transports
» Flight International 24-31 December 1988 (p.3)
» Scramble 253


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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 Baku-Bina International Airport to Leninakan Airport as the crow flies is 520 km (325 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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