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Last updated: 2 December 2021
Date:Thursday 10 August 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-76M
Operator:Soviet Air Force
Registration: CCCP-86718
MSN: 073409259
First flight: 1977
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:10 km (6.3 mls) from Novgorod-Krechevitsy Airport (   Russia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Novgorod-Krechevitsy Airport, Russia
Destination airport:Novgorod-Krechevitsy Airport, Russia
The Il-76 transport plane was flying a training mission when it crashed while on approach to Novgorod-Krechevitsy Airport, Russia. All on board were killed.
A powerful lightning strike during the approach degraded crew performance. The airplane suddenly entered a 26° nose-up attitude, climbing from 940 m to 1300 m. Subsequent it entered a dive with pitch angle -55 ° and a vertical speed of 27-27 m/s. The airplane struck the ground at a speed of 570 km/h.



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