Date & Time: Aug 19, 1996 at 0316 LT
Type of aircraft:
Ilyushin II-76
Registration:
RA-76513
Flight Type:
Cargo
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Yekaterinburg - Belgrade - Valetta
MSN:
00834 14451
YOM:
1988
Country:
Serbia
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
10
Crew fatalities:
10
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
2
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
12
Circumstances:
On the leg from Belgrade to Luqa of a flight from Yekaterinburg to Africa, crew forgot to switch on the VU-6A AC/DC converter after start-up of the engines so that the 27 V electrical system continued to be fed from the batteries. When the batteries ran flat, all avionics and boosters were left without power. Crew made several attempts to conduct an emergency landing at Belgrade, but due to night and difficult weather conditions, the odds were against them and the aircraft crashed in a field 800 metres from the runway. All 12 occupants were killed.