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Plane crash IL-78 in Eritrea. 1998
Plane crash IL-78 in Eritrea. 1998

Plane crash IL-78 airlines UCA in Eritrea

  • Date of the crash: 17.07.1998, the

  • The time of the crash: 04: 15

  • Country plane crash: Eritrea

  • Place the crash: Near Asmara

  • Aircraft type: IL-78

  • Join the aircraft: URUCI

  • Name of air carrier: Ukraine Aviation Transport Company

Chronology of events:

Crew produced instrumental approach to the aerodrome of Asmara and the reduction scheme in accordance with instrument approach on VOR / DME / ILS 07 on the strip at night in adverse weather conditions (cloudy). He then took up a visual approach to the band 25. For 16 seconds from the first collision on the surface of the commander reported that the observed bands. Air traffic control advised the pilot to turn on landing lights that indicate the plane. The aircraft shortly afterwards collided with a rocky hillside at 2405 m (m 72 excess relative to the end of the strip 25) and collapsed.

Data on victims:

  • Total on board were people 10: 9 1 crew members and passengers. Total killed 10 people: crew 9, 1 passengers.

Details of the crash:

  • Phase of flight: the approach

  • Identified causes of the crash: crew error, error ATC

Data on the plane:

  • aircraft Brand: Il-78

  • ID of the aircraft: UR-UCI

  • Country where registered aircraft: Ukraine

  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 1988

  • Serial number of the aircraft: 0083481440

Flight data:

  • Tour type: Truck

  • Aviation company: Ukraine Aviation Transport Company

  • The country in which the company was registered aircraft: Ukraine

  • Flying from: Burgas

  • Flying in: Asmara

  • Original item: Burgas

  • A final point: Asmara

The details:

Description of the identified causes AP

The Commission found that the band 25 should not actually been used for the execution of landings of aircraft, including visuals. The crew that made the wrong decision to execute a visual approach to the airport of Asmara, which was initiated by the information manager of the operating band hitting in the future, in adverse conditions, attempt missed did not take care to the alternate, or re-entry, and He continued the approach. By reducing and approach emerged lack of communication in the carriage, which was expressed, in particular, that there was no clear decision about the approach procedure, forcing the crew to perform actions under time pressure. A significant excess of the take-off mass of the sun, about the real value of which the crew may not have known was the fact that he was on approach sustained speed of less than recommended for had actually landing weight, did not prevent a dangerous reduction of the aircraft in the performance of a reversal in these conditions (parameters of the external environment and configuration of the Sun).


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