Accident Ilyushin Il-76TD ST-EWB, Thursday 3 February 2005
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Date:Thursday 3 February 2005
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Ilyushin Il-76TD
Owner/operator:Air West, Co
Registration: ST-EWB
MSN: 23438122
Year of manufacture:1982
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:15 km W of Khartoum-Civil Airport (KRT) -   Sudan
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Sharjah Airport (SHJ/OMSJ)
Destination airport:Khartoum-Civil Airport (KRT/HSSS)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The Ilyushin cargo plane departed from Sharjah at 03:30 carrying 46 tons of humanitarian aid for refugees in the war-torn province of Darfur. An intermediate stop was planned in Khartoum before it would continue on to Nyala, Sudan. The pilot established contact with the Khartoum control tower at 8:00 and stated that the aircraft had developed problems with the fuel system. The pilot was advised to make an emergency landing at Aad Babaker, about 15 km west of Khartoum. The aircraft did not make it and crashed and broke up in the desert. The airplane was reportedly operated by Air West, but probably owned by sister company East/West Cargo, which operates several Il-76 aircraft.




  • 51st worst accident in 2005
  • 33rd worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 21st worst accident of this aircraft type at the time



photo (c) Ivan Zagorodniy; near Khartoum; 04 February 2005

photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Dubai Airport (DXB); March 2002

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