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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 17 May 1986
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-87928
C/n / msn: 9741955
First flight: 1977
Engines: 3 Ivchenko AI-25
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:19 km (11.9 mls) from Khanty-Mansiysk Airport (   Russia)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Khanty-Mansiysk (USHH), Russia
Destination airport:Khanty-Mansiysk (USHH), Russia
Narrative:
The Yakovlev 40 was involved in a mishap on April 18, 1986 at Chita Airport when the right main gear retracted on landing. Following repairs the aircraft crashed on test-flight from Khanty-Mansiyesk.
The pilot flew a roll resulting in the aircraft entering a steep dive, reaching 5.25 g during pull-out at, a speed of 650 kilometers per hour. The left wing broke off, hitting the tail, which broke off as well. The aircraft crashed in the flood plain of the Ob' River

Classification:
Wing failure
Loss of control

Sources:
» Soviet Transports


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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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