Unlawful Interference Ilyushin Il-76TD EW-78849, Friday 23 March 2007
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Date:Friday 23 March 2007
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Ilyushin Il-76TD
Owner/operator:Transaviaexport Airlines
Registration: EW-78849
MSN: 1013405192
Year of manufacture:1991
Total airframe hrs:7665 hours
Engine model:Soloviev D-30KP-2
Fatalities:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Unlawful Interference
Location:near Mogadishu International Airport (MGQ) -   Somalia
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Mogadishu International Airport (MGQ/HCMM)
Destination airport:Djibouti-Ambouli Airport (JIB/HDAM)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
On March 9, 2007 a company Il-76TD (EW-78826) sustained substantial damage after being hit by a missile while on approach to Mogadishu International Airport (MGQ). Later that month Il-76TD EW-78849 flew to Mogadishu to deliver equipment to cannibalize EW-78826 and to salvage usable parts.
On March 23, EW-78849 was to be flown back to Minsk with a refueling stop at Djibouti (JIB). Shortly after takeoff three missiles were fired at the plane. Reportedly one of the missiles hit the wing. Control was lost and the airplane crashed.


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  • 20th worst accident in 2007
  • 14th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 10th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time



photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD/LEMD); July 2001

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