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Last updated: 20 September 2021
Datum:woensdag 31 oktober 1979
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Yakovlev Yak-40K
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Aeroflot, North Kavkaz Civil Aviation Directorate
Registratie: CCCP-87948
Constructienummer: 9621245
Bouwjaar: 1976
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:43 km (26.9 mijl) van Tikhoretsk (   Rusland)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Training
Vliegveld van vertrek:Rostov Airport (ROV/URRR), Rusland
Vliegveld van aankomst:Rostov Airport (ROV/URRR), Rusland
The aircraft force landed when all engines lost power during a training flight out of Rostov Airport.
Having undertaken eight instrument landing approaches at Rostov, the weather deteriorated below the minima and the crew elected to divert to Krasnodar. Whilst flying towards Krasnodar the crew lost orientation and deviated their route until the aircraft eventually ran out of fuel. The three engines lost power and the crew made an emergency landing some 43 km from the city of Tikhoretsk. The aircraft collided with trees and received significant damage, with two of the five crew members injured.

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