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Datum:Mittwoch 18 Oktober 1989
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic IL76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyuschin Il-76MD
Fluggesellschaft:Soviet Air Force
Kennzeichen: CCCP-76569
Werknummer: 0033448421
Baujahr: 1983
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 50 / Insassen: 50
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 57 / Insassen: 57
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:1,5 km (0.9 Meilen) vom Land entfernt von Sumqayit (   Aserbeidschan)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Sumqayit-Nasosnaya Air Base, Aserbeidschan
Flug nach:Bolgrad-Zhovtneve Air Base, Ukraine
The Ilyushin took off from an airport in Azerbaijan carrying paratroopers. Shortly after takeoff the no. 1 engine caught fire. The crew attempted to return to the airport, but the fire had weakened the structure of the wing. First the engine separated, then the airplane crashed in shallow water of the Caspian Sea, some 1500 m offshore.

» Scramble 253
» Scramble Vol.13, nr.03
» Volkskrant 20.10.1989


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Distance from Sumqayit-Nasosnaya Air Base to Bolgrad-Zhovtneve Air Base as the crow flies is 2229 km (1393 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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