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Ilyushin crash in (at) Brazzaville

Old 1st Dec 2012, 02:31
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Ilyushin crash in (at) Brazzaville


Another one...
Missed landing

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Preliminary reports indicate that an Ilyushin 76 cargo plane was involved in an accident at or near Brazzaville-Maya Maya Airport (BZV), Congo.
AFP reports the airplane overshot the runway on landing crushing several dwellings before crashing into a ravine and catching fire. The airplane came to rest at the southwestern end of the runway. As many as twenty people reportedly died in the accident
Unconfirmed reports from Russia suggest that the airplane involved was an Il-76 registered EK-76300.

Weather at the time of the accident (about 17:00 UTC / 18:00 LT) was poor due to a thunderstorm in the area:

FCBB 301700Z 12007KT 050V170 4000 TSRA FEW010 BKN016 FEW026CB 24/22 Q1009 NOSIG
[17:00 UTC: Wind 120 degrees at 7 knots; wind direction varying between 50 and 170 degrees; Visibility 4000 m; Rain associate with thunderstorm; few clouds at 1000 feet, broken clouds at 1600 feet, few clouds (cumulonimbus) at 2600 feet; Temperature 24C, dew point 22C, pressure 1009 mb]
FCBB 301600Z 21013KT 6000 TS FEW010 BKN020 FEW030CB 30/23 Q1006 BECMG 06015G25KT 4000 TSRA
[16:00 UTC: Wind 210 degrees at 13 knots; Visibility 6000 m; Thunderstorm; few clouds at 1000 feet, broken clouds at 2000 feet, few clouds (cumulonimbus) at 3000 feet; Temperature 30C, dew point 23C, pressure 1006 mb]

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The aircraft belongs to Armenian company RIDGE AIRWAYS LLC, ARMENIA, RDG and it was flying for Air Service. All seven people aboard and some people on the ground died. Based on newspaper approximately 30 died plus 20 was injured. They speculate about strong wind.
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Lots of photos

Further info (and some of the same photos) Crash: Trans Air Congo IL76 at Brazzaville on Nov 30th 2012, overran runway and impacted buildings
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An ex VD ship.

Sad to see it follow so many others.
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