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.
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
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

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.


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]


  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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