"I don't think any Ilyushins have even crashed."
Below, my compliments, find a list of Ilyushins which have crashed in the last 3 years alone:
96- April 5, Ilyushin-76 of Krasnoyarsk Airlines crashed in Petropavlovsk, Russia
96- June 6, Ilyushin-76 of Hoseba Airlines crashed Zaire, Africa
96- August 21, Ilyushin-76 of SPAIR crashed Belgrade, Yugoslavia
96- November 12, Ilyushin-76 of Kasachstan Airlines crashed New Delhi, India
96- November 27, Ilyushin II-76 of Russian Air Force crashed Abakan, Russia
97- January 25, Ilyushin-76 of the Voronesh Prod. Plant crashed Anadyr, Russia
98- April 24, Ilyushin-62 of Transasian Airlines crashed Istanbul, Turkey
98- July 13, Ilyushin-76 of ATI Aircompany crashed Rasal Khaiman, UAE
98- July 17, Ilyushin-76 of Ukraine Air Transport crashed Enitrea, Africa
I don't have the details of the circumstances under which these planes crashed, but as you can see, Ilyushins crash with alarming frequency. And I'll say nothing of Tupolevs, Antonovs, and Yakovlevs.
An optimist robs himself of the joy of being pleasantly surprised