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Last updated: 18 September 2021
Date:Wednesday 6 July 2011
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-76TD
Operator:Silk Way Airlines
Registration: 4K-AZ55
MSN: 2053420680
First flight: 2005
Engines: 4 Soloviev D-30KP-2
Crew:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:ca 25 km from Bagram Air Base (BPM) (   Afghanistan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Baku-Heydar Aliyev International Airport (GYD/UBBB), Azerbaijan
Destination airport:Bagram Air Base (OAI/OAIX), Afghanistan
An Ilyushin 76TD cargo plane, registered 4K-AZ55, was destroyed in an accident near Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. The plane is said to have flown into the side of a mountain at about 12,500 feet (3,800 meters).
The transport plane carried a total of 18 tons of cargo for the NATO-led forces at Bagram Air Base. The flight left Baku, Azerbaijan at 21:26 local time. Contact with the flight was lost at 00:10 local time. At the same time a flash and fire were observed on a mountainside about 25 km from Bagram.

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photo of Ilyushin-Il-76TD-4K-AZ55
accident date: 06-07-2011
type: Ilyushin Il-76TD
registration: 4K-AZ55

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-Heydar Aliyev International Airport to Bagram Air Base as the crow flies is 1782 km (1114 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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