Date & Time: Mar 23, 2007 at 1400 LT
Type of aircraft:
Ilyushin II-76
Operator:
Registration:
EW-78849
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Ferry
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Mogadiscio-Djibouti-Minsk
MSN:
1013405192
YOM:
1991
Country:
Somalia
Region:
Africa
Crew on board:
11
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
11
Circumstances:
Just after takeoff, while overflying the sea, the aircraft was hit by a missile fired by rebels on a boat. One wing detached and the crew tried to return to the airport but the aircraft crashed in the eastern outskirts of Mogadishu. All 11 occupants were killed. Aboard were 4 technicians of the Belarus operator Trans Avia Export who came to Mogadishu to recover pieces of the previous II-76 (EW-78826) damaged beyond repair last 09MAR2007.
Causes:

Shot down.