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Last updated: 2 December 2021
Date:Friday 11 November 2005
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-76TD
Operating for:Royal Airlines Cargo
Leased from:Global Georgian Airways
Registration: 4L-ZIL
MSN: 0053464926
First flight: 1985
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Khak-e Shahidan (   Afghanistan)
Crash site elevation: 2120 m (6955 feet) amsl
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Kabul Airport (KBL/OAKB), Afghanistan
Destination airport:Bagram Air Base (OAI/OAIX), Afghanistan
The Ilyushin 76TD cargo plane was chartered to fly communications equipment for coalition forces from Bahrain to Kabul and U.S. military's air base at Bagram. The flight was supposed to continue to Sharjah after that.
Flight RPK 1102 took off from Kabul about 05:20 UTC. It was in contact with Kabul Tower (Local Controller) till it changed frequency to Bagram Radar Controller at 05:22. Because of other traffic at Bagram, the flight was told to hold at 10,000 feet, 10 NM southwest of Bagram.
The crew probably started a descent at approximately 05:23:36 UTC in order to establish more reliable visual contact with the ground. The airplane then impacted a mountain at 6954 feet (2120 m), 28.6 km from Kabul.

According to Bagram Tower the weather conditions at Kabul at 05:22 were: wind calm, visibility 5000 m, haze, clouds at 1200 feet (400 m), temperature 8, QNH 1021.

Probable Cause:

Cause of Occurrence: "Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT), weather being the contributory factor."

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

» Fatal accident to Il-76 Aircraft 4L-ZIL operated by Royal Airlines Pakistan leased by Global Georgian Airways on 11 November 2005 near Kabul, Afghanistan / Pakistan CAA

Follow-up / safety actions

PakCAA issued 2 Safety Recommendations

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photo of Ilyushin-Il-76MD-4L-ZIL
accident date: 11-11-2005
type: Ilyushin Il-76MD
registration: 4L-ZIL
photo of Ilyushin-Il-76MD-4L-ZIL
accident date: 11-11-2005
type: Ilyushin Il-76MD
registration: 4L-ZIL

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 Kabul Airport to Bagram Air Base as the crow flies is 42 km (26 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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