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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Datum:Samstag 29 August 1981
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Jakowlew Yak-40
Fluggesellschaft:Aeroflot, Far East Civil Aviation Directorate
Kennzeichen: CCCP-87346
Werknummer: 9511539
Baujahr: 1975
Triebwerk: 3 Ivchenko AI-25
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 29
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 34
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Zeya (   Russland)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Chita Airport (HTA/UIAA), Russland
Flug nach:Zeya Airport (UHBE), Russland
Yakovlev 40 CCCP-87346 operated on the domestic route Irkutsk ­ Chita ­ Zeya ­ Blagoveshchensk. The airplane departed Chita at 18:20 and arrived near Zeya some two hours later. Weather was poor (drizzle and fog) as the flight approached Zeya. Descent was continued below minimum descent altitude, even after the GPWS sounded. The crew continued the descent without visual contact with the ground until the airplane collided with treetops about 350 m from the runway threshold and 125 m right of its extended centerline. The Yak-40 crashed and caught fire.

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Distance from Chita Airport to Zeya Airport as the crow flies is 935 km (585 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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