2009 Makhachkala Il-76 collision

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2009 Makhachkala Il-76 collision
Катастрофа 15.01.2009 в Махачкале - 03.jpg
The remains of RA-76827, a few hours after the collision.
Accident
Date15 January 2009 (2009-01-15)
SummaryGround collision
SiteUytash Airport, Makhachkala, Republic of Dagestan, Russia
42°49′01″N 47°39′08″E / 42.81694°N 47.65222°E / 42.81694; 47.65222Coordinates: 42°49′01″N 47°39′08″E / 42.81694°N 47.65222°E / 42.81694; 47.65222
Total fatalities4 (possibly 5 because of the reported missing person)
Total survivors34 (all on board RA-76827 and 3 on board RA-76825)
First aircraft
Russian Air Force Ilyushin Il-76MD Dvurekov-16.jpg
Ilyushin Il-76 operated by the Russian Ministry, similar to the one involved.
TypeIlyushin Il-76MD
OperatorRussian Ministry of Internal Affairs
RegistrationRA-76825
Fatalities5
Injuries3
Survivors3
Second aircraft
Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs Ilyushin Il-76MD Dvurekov-1.jpg
Another Il-76 by the same operator, in another livery, and similar to the one involved in the collision.
TypeIlyushin Il-76MD
OperatorRussian Ministry of Internal Affairs
RegistrationRA-76827
Fatalities0
Survivors31

The 2009 Makhachkala Il-76 collision occurred on 15 January 2009 near 18:00 UTC, when two Ilyushin Il-76 transport aircraft of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) collided at Uytash Airport serving the city of Makhachkala in Dagestan, Russia.

Description[edit]

One of the aircraft was landing in freezing fog[1] with 31 crew and passengers on board, while the other, having disembarked all of its passengers, was taxiing for take-off. The taxiing Il-76 crossed the taxiway end-line but did not report its position to air traffic control (ATC).[failed verification] ATC gave permission to the approaching Il-76 to land. Due to a sudden gust of wind, the landing aircraft deviated to the right[failed verification] and struck the taxiing Il-76's cockpit with its wing.[citation needed] Both aircraft then caught fire.[failed verification] The airport was closed until the following morning.[2]

Four crew members were killed in the taxiing aircraft, and one more was reported missing.[needs update] There were no fatalities among the occupants of the landing aircraft. 3 passengers on board the taxiing Il-76 survived with major injuries.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kaminski-Morrow, David (16 January 2009). "Four crew killed as two Il-76s collide on ground in Russia". London: FlightGlobal. Archived from the original on 20 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Новости NEWSru.com :: В аэропорту Махачкалы столкнулись два транспортных самолета с военными, есть погибшие и раненые".
  3. ^ "Thursday 15 January 2009". aviation-safety.net. Retrieved 10 January 2019.

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