ASN Aircraft accident Yakovlev Yak-40 CCCP-87618 Tashkent-Yuzhny Airport (TAS)
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Status:Information verified through authorities or other official sources.
Date:Friday 16 January 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Yakovlev Yak-40
Operator:Aeroflot / Uzbekistan
Registration: CCCP-87618
MSN: 9131918
First flight: 1971
Total airframe hrs:17132
Engines: 3 Ivchenko AI-25
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Tashkent-Yuzhny Airport (TAS) (   Uzbekistan)
Crash site elevation: 432 m (1417 feet) amsl
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tashkent-Yuzhny Airport (TAS/UTTT), Uzbekistan
Destination airport:Shahrisabz Airport (UTSH), Uzbekistan
Flightnumber: 505
The Yak-40 banked sharply to the left after takeoff, struck ground, broke up and caught fire.
The aircraft took off 1 min 16 seconds after an Ilyushin Il-76 (CCCP-76482), encountering its wake vortex.

Weather: Wake vortex encounter
Loss of control

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Distance from Tashkent-Yuzhny Airport to Shahrisabz Airport as the crow flies is 324 km (203 miles).

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