2009 Makhachkala Il-76 collision

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2009 Makhachkala Il-76 collision
Makhacklala airport1.jpg
Uytash Airport, the location of the collision.
Accident summary
Date January 15, 2009 (2009-01-15)
Summary Ground collision
Site Uytash 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 fatalities 4 (possibly 5 because of the reported missing person)
Total survivors 34 (all were on board RA-76825 and 3 on board RA-76827)
First aircraft
Russian Air Force Ilyushin Il-76MD Dvurekov-16.jpg
Ilyushin Il-76 similar to one involved, operated by the Russian Air Force.
Type Ilyushin Il-76MD
Operator Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs
Registration RA-76825
Fatalities 5
Injuries (non-fatal) 3 (serious)
Survivors 3
Second aircraft
Ilyushin Il-78M inflight.jpg
The aircraft similar to one that was involved in the collision.
Type Ilyushin Il-76MD
Operator Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs
Registration RA-76827
Fatalities 0
Survivors 31 (all on board)

The 2009 Makhachkala Il-76 collision occurred on January 15, 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.

One of the aircraft was landing 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). ATC gave permission to the approaching Il-76 to land. Due to a sudden gust of wind, the landing aircraft deviated to the right and struck the taxiing Il-76's cockpit with its wing.[1] Both aircraft then caught fire. The airport was closed until the following morning.[2]

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


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