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Reported Runway Excursion; RAAF Richmond, NSW; UR-BXQ; IL76 TD

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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On 22 November 2006 at 0817 Eastern Summer Time, an Ilyushin Design Bureau IL-76TD (IL-76) aircraft, registered UR-BXQ, was reported to have entered the runway 28 stopway before becoming airborne while departing from runway 28 at Royal Australian Air Force Base Richmond, NSW. The aircraft was departing on a charter flight to Manila, the Philippines with 10 crew members on board.

A number of witnesses at various locations on the airport reported that the main wheels of the IL-76 did not lift off the ground until after the aircraft entered the stopway. However, the pilot in command of the IL-76 stated that the aircraft became airborne at about 250 m before the end of the runway.

From the available witness and flight crew reports, and the physical and recorded evidence, the investigation was unable to determine whether the aircraft entered the runway 28 stopway. The investigation could not reconcile the discrepancy between the recollection of events provided by the witnesses to the occurrence, and that of the pilot in command.

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General details
Date: 22 November 2006   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 0817 ESuT    
Location   (show map): Richmond, Aerodrome    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Miscellaneous - Other  
Release date: 04 May 2007   Occurrence category: Serious Incident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Ilyushin Design Bureau  
Aircraft model IL-76  
Aircraft registration UR-BXQ  
Serial number 1023410360  
Type of operation Charter  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Richmond, NSW  
Departure time 21:17  
Destination Manila, Philippines  
Last update 18 April 2018