Accident Ilyushin Il-76M CCCP-86036, Tuesday 25 December 1979
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Date:Tuesday 25 December 1979
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Ilyushin Il-76M
Owner/operator:Soviet Air Force
Registration: CCCP-86036
MSN: 093416500
Year of manufacture:1979
Fatalities:Fatalities: 48 / Occupants: 48
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:36 km from Kabul -   Afghanistan
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Tashkent-Yuzhny Airport (TAS/UTTT)
Destination airport:Bagram Air Base (OAI/OAIX)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The Ilyushin transport plane struck the top of a mountain at a height of about 5000 m during a descent at night. The crew were approaching an unfamiliar airfield (Bagram AFB) with the absence of navigation equipment on the ground. Onboard there were paratroopers of the Vitebsk division, which were transferred to Kabul on the first day of invasion of the Soviet army to Afghanistan.


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