Posts Tagged ‘Ilyushin IL-76’

The plane went down about 1 km southwest of Maya Maya Airport. (Map by NYCAviation/Google Maps)

Cargo Plane Crashes In Congo Capital, Killing 32

At least 32 people were killed Friday when a cargo plane crashed into a residential area while attempting to land in Brazzaville.
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This is Syria's only operational Ilyushin Il-76 transport aircraft (YK-ATA), seen here at Paris-Le Bourget Airport in 2009. It may have been used to transport Mil Mi-25 attack helicopters to Syria from Russia through Iraqi airspace. (Photo by twin-otter64 via Flickr, CC-BY-NC-SA)

Did Syria Transport Russian Attack Helicopters Through Iraqi Airspace?

In late October, Syria asked Iraqi authorities to grant air access for a cargo plane transporting refurbed attack helicopters from Russia.
by Michael Grabell, ProPublica

A Eurofighter Typhoon in flight.

Today in Aviation History: March 27th

The Tenerife disaster takes place, the Eurofighter Typhoon makes its first flight, Concorde flights to Miami begin, and more...
by NYCAviation Staff


First successful flight of the Wright Flyer in 1903, for which the Wright Brothers filed a patent on March 23, 1902.

Today in Aviation History: March 23rd

The Wright Brothers file a patent for their motorized flying machine, a FedEx MD-11 crashes in Tokyo, an Aeroflot A310 crashes when he lets his children take over the controls, and more...
by Phil Derner Jr.


NATO-Chartered Cargo Plane Crashes in Afghanistan, Killing 9

A Silk Ways Airlines Ilyushin IL-76 ferrying supplies from Azerbaijan to the main U.S./NATO airbase in Afghanistan crashed Tuesday night, killing all nine people on board.
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