Military - Russian Air Force / Military - Russian Air Force

Military - Russian Air Force / Military - Russian Air Force Sunday December 11, 1988
A midair collision occurred between a soviet transport on an earthquake relief mission and a military Mi-8 helicopter. As the transport approached for a landing in the darkness it struck the helicocopter. Seventy-seven of 78 aboard the transport were killed. All five aboard the Mi-8 survived.

Crash Details

DateSunday December 11, 1988
LocationLeninakan, Armenia, USSR
Passengers74
Crew9
Fatalities77
Survivors6
Aircraft TypeIlyushin IL-76 / Mi-8 (helicopter)
OperatorMilitary - Russian Air Force / Military - Russian Air Force
RegistrationCCCP-86732
Flight Origin
Flight Destination
Leninakan, Armenia, USSR
Military - Russian Air Force / Military - Russian Air Force
Ilyushin IL-76 / Mi-8 (helicopter)
1988