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Last updated: 19 September 2021
Datum:zaterdag 28 augustus 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Yakovlev Yak-40
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Tajikistan Airlines
Registratie: 87995
Constructienummer: 9541944
Bouwjaar: 1975
Motoren: 3 Ivchenko AI-25
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 77 / inzittenden: 81
Totaal:slachtoffers: 82 / inzittenden: 86
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Khorog (   Tajikistan)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Khorog Airport (UTOD), Tajikistan
Vliegveld van aankomst:Dushanbe Airport (DYU/UTDD), Tajikistan
A Yakovlev 40 passenger jet was destroyed when it crashed on takeoff from Khorog Airport, Tajikistan. All five crew members and 77 of the 81 passengers were killed.
The Yakovlev 40, configured to carry 28 passengers, was chartered to fly woman, children and militants to Dushanbe during the Tajikistani Civil War. The crew were forced into accepting more passengers, causing the plane to be grossly overloaded.
The aircraft overran the runway at high speed. The left main gear struck a low earth embankment, 150 m beyond the runway end. The right gear struck a concrete pill-box 60 m further. The aircraft then fell into the River Pyanj.
The maximum takeoff weight was exceeded by 3,000 kg.

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De afstand tussen Khorog Airport en Dushanbe Airport bedraagt 261 km (163 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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