Date & Time: Jul 13, 1998 at 2315 LT
Type of aircraft:
Ilyushin II-76
Operator:
Registration:
UR-76424
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Cargo
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Ra's al-Khayma - Mykolaiv
MSN:
00834 81440
YOM:
1988
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
8
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
8
Aircraft flight hours:
3569
Aircraft flight cycles:
1978
Circumstances:
On a flight from Ras al-Khaimah to Mykolayiv with the MTOW exceeded by between 15 and 25 tonnes when took off at night with tail wind at a temperature of 37° C, lost height after retracting the flaps and crashed into the Persian Gulf 16 km from the airport and 800 metres off the coast 140 seconds after lift-off. All 8 occupants were killed.
Causes:
Overweight.