2018 Algerian Air Force Ilyushin Il-76 crash

2018 Algerian Air Force Il-76 crash
Photograph of an Algerian Air Force Ilyushin Il-76.
An Algerian Air Force Ilyushin Il-76 similar to the aircraft involved
Date11 April 2018 (2018-04-11)
SummaryUnder investigation
SiteNear Boufarik Airport, Boufarik, Algeria
36°32′32″N 02°51′59″E / 36°32′32″N 02°51′59″E / 36.54222; 2.86639
Aircraft typeIlyushin Il-76TD
OperatorAlgerian Air Force
Flight originBoufarik Airport, Boufarik, Algeria
StopoverBoudghene Ben Ali Lotfi Airport, Béchar, Algeria.
DestinationTindouf Airport, Tindouf, Algeria
Fatalities257 (all)

On 11 April 2018, an Ilyushin Il-76 military transport aircraft of the Algerian Air Force crashed shortly after take-off from Boufarik Airport, Boufarik, Algeria, which is near Blida and south-west of the capital, Algiers. All 257 people on board were killed, making the accident the deadliest air crash on Algerian soil.[1]


The aircraft was an Ilyushin Il-76TD of the Algerian Air Force's 347e Escadron de Transport Stratégique[2] produced by Tashkent Aviation Production Association in 1994. The aircraft, registered 7T-WIV,[3] msn 1043419649, had first flown in 1994.[4]

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