Unlawful Interference Ilyushin Il-76TD EW-78826, Friday 9 March 2007
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Date:Friday 9 March 2007
Time:08:35
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-78826
MSN: 1003499991
Year of manufacture:1990
Engine model:Soloviev D-30KP-2
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Unlawful Interference
Location:Mogadishu International Airport (MGQ) -   Somalia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Entebbe Airport (EBB/HUEN)
Destination airport:Mogadishu International Airport (MGQ/HCMM)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
The Il-76 cargo plane was chartered to fly Ugandan peace keeping forces and equipment to Somalia. On final approach, while the airplane was 2,5 - 3 km from the runway at a height of about 120 m, the airplane was struck by a projectile, most likely an RPG. The Il-76 was hit on the left hand side of the fuselage near the main landing gear. A fire erupted, causing smoke inside the plane. The airplane landed safely. After coming to rest, the nine crew members evacuated through the emergency hatch in the flight deck and the UPDF personnel evacuated through the starboard door. It took about one hour for the only fire-fighting truck available at the airport to reach the plane as it had no fuel.
The crew thought that the rocket was fired at the plane from small boat as they were approaching over sea.

Sources:

Foreign ministry: no victims among Il-76 crew after attack in Somalia (BELTA, 12-3-2007)
Rocket hit Belarussian aid plane in Somalia (IOL, 13-3-2007)
UPDF plane catches fire in Mogadishu (Daily Monitor, 10-3-2007)

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Images:


photo (c) Eduard Onyshchenko; Mogadishu International Airport (MGQ); 28 October 2011


photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF); August 2006

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