Accident Ilyushin Il-76MD UR-76539, Thursday 6 June 1996
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Date:Thursday 6 June 1996
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Ilyushin Il-76MD
Owner/operator:Hoseba, lsf Ukraine Air Force
Registration: UR-76539
MSN: 0033442234
Year of manufacture:1983
Total airframe hrs:2134 hours
Cycles:1358 flights
Fatalities:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH) -   Congo (Democratic Republic)
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH/FZAA)
Destination airport:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT)
Crashed on takeoff. Earlier that day the Ilyushin had hit an electricity pole on takeoff from Cairo. Repairs took 7 hours before the aircraft could continue to Kinshasa.
The crew taxied backwards by using the thrust reversers and forgot to extend the flaps before takeoff.
The aircraft failed to lift off, veered off the runway with the nose gear up in the air, ran over rough ground, ended up in a hollow, turned over, broke up and caught fire.


Soviet Transports
NRC Handelsblad 7.6.1996


  • 45th worst accident in 1996
  • 21st worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 8th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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