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Last updated: 2 December 2021
Datum:donderdag 4 mei 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Yakovlev Yak-40
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Aeroflot, East Siberia Civil Aviation Directorate
Registratie: CCCP-87778
Constructienummer: 9040314
Bouwjaar: 1970
Aantal vlieguren:1667
Aantal vluchten:2249
Motoren: 3 Ivchenko AI-25
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 14 / inzittenden: 14
Totaal:slachtoffers: 18 / inzittenden: 18
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:1,2 km (0.8 mijl) van Bratsk Airport (BTK) (   Rusland)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Irkutsk Airport (IKT/UIII), Rusland
Vliegveld van aankomst:Bratsk Airport (BTK/UIBB), Rusland
Vluchtnummer: 608
The Yak-40 took off from Irkutsk Airport (IKT) at 22:29. While on approach the crew were given the weather information that was current at 23:15. The controller had not received more recent weather information, despite his requests. He knew the weather had deteriorated but he passed the older weather info on to the crew. On finals the flight entered an area with a wet snow storm, 1000 m visibility severe buffeting and wind gusts of 10-14 m/s. An intense downdraft caused the plane to contact trees. The airplane crashed and burned.

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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Irkutsk Airport en Bratsk Airport bedraagt 485 km (303 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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Yakovlev Yak-40

  • 1136 built
  • 5e ongeval
  • 2e dodelijk ongeval
  • 2e zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 22e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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