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Last updated: 9 December 2021
Datum:Dienstag 15 Oktober 1991
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic L410 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Let L-410UVP
Fluggesellschaft:Soviet Air Force
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Balashov Airfield (   Russland)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Flug von:Petrovsk Air Base, Russland
Flug nach:Balashov Airfield, Russland
The L-410 operated on a training flight from Petrovsk to Balashov. In poor weather the aircraft overflew the runway at low altitude and pitched up rapidly at a height of some 200-250 metres. The aircraft lost speed, stalled and crashed near the runway threshold. A post-impact fire erupted.

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Petrovsk Air Base to Balashov Airfield as the crow flies is 168 km (105 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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