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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 8 April 1978
Time:06:52
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Yakovlev 40
Operator:Aeroflot, Yakutsk Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-87911
C/n / msn: 9731854
First flight: 1977
Total airframe hrs:422
Cycles:301
Engines: 3 Ivchenko AI-25
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Aldan Airport (ADH) (   Russia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Aldan Airport (ADH/UEEA), Russia
Destination airport:Yakutsk Airport (YKS/UEEE), Russia
Narrative:
Stalled on takeoff and crashed-landed next to the runway.

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» airdisaster.ru


Follow-up / safety actions
The AFM was changed with V2 speeds increased by 5km/h because the stability of the airplane at low speeds was being questioned.

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Aldan Airport to Yakutsk Airport as the crow flies is 453 km (283 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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