2016-07-01 MChs-EMERCOM Ilyushin IL-76 crashed near Irkutsk

2016-07-01 MChs-EMERCOM Ilyushin IL-76 crashed near Irkutsk

2016-07-01 MChs-EMERCOM Ilyushin IL-76 crashed near Irkutsk


In the early morning hours the IL-76 disappeared on a fire fighting mission near Irkutsk, Russia.

UPDATE 2017-08-05

The IL-76 heavy transport aircraft departed Irkutsk runway  12 on an aerial fire fighting mission about 75 km east of the city.

Contact was lost at 06:34L about 16 minutes after take-off while the IL-76 was flying on heading 290° at an altitude of 3000 meters (10.000 ft).

According to a emergency ministy spokesman, the aircraft was sufficiently fueled giving it an estimate operational endurance of three hours.

Map (provided by GoogleEarth)

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Extensive search-and-rescue operations were set up. A number of aircraft participated in the search. Rescue operations are hampered by difficult terrain as well as limited visibility from raging wildfires.

In the afternoon, some wittness accounts indicated the aircraft may have been seen coming down near Karan village, about 259 km northeast of their last known position. But until dusk there wasnt any clue of  any whereabouts of the missing aircraft. Search was halted in the evening and is to resume early next morning.

For two days, no sign of the missing aircraft was found. On Jul 3rd the scattered remains of the IL-76 were finally found smashed against hillside near the village of Uyan, about 150 miles northeast of its last known position. The aircraft came down in densely wooded, upsloping terrain where it broke apart and cauight fire.

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There were no survivors.

According to local sources, the aircraft may have flown at low altitude in smoke-filled airspace reducing foreward visibility resulting in an inability for the pilots to detect risaing terrain in-time to avoid it.

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The 3D plotted flight path according to the FDR readouts. MAK-PRELIMINARY REPORT(pdf) © MAK.ru

METAR Irkutsk Airport (OIII):

01/07/2016 06:00
METAR UIII 302200Z 09003MPS CAVOK 13/08 Q1004 R12/60D NOSIG
           RMK QFE711/0948=
01/07/2016 06:30
METAR UIII 302130Z 09003MPS CAVOK 12/07 Q1004 R12/CLRD60
           NOSIG RMK QFE711/0948=

Date: 2016-07-01 Time: 06:30
Location: Karam area, Irkutsk area
Country: Russia
Flight phase: MNV – Aerobatics, Intentional Low Flying, Low Alt Airwork
Damage to a/c: hull loss (?)

Flight no.: 76840
From: UIII/IKT: Irkutsk To: UIII/IKT: Irkutsk
Type: Non Revenue
Operator: MCHS Rossii

Estimated Flightroute from Take-off to Accident

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Aircraft Involved

ATC communications of the flight 76840 (mp3 file)
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© MAK – Accident Investigation Authority

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Type: Ilyushin Il-76
Registration: RA-76840
Age a/c: 21,8 years
Constr. No.: 1033417553

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants  10 0 0 10
Fatalities 10 0 0 10
Injuries  0 0 0 0

JACDEC 25-year Statistics :

  • 3rd safety occurence for the operator
  • 78th safety occurence of type (I-76)
  • 14th safety occurence in the Irkutsk region
  • 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question

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