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Last updated: 15 October 2021
Date:Wednesday 21 October 1998
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Yakovlev Yak-40
Operator:Ararat Avia
Registration: EK-88272
MSN: 9721053
First flight: 1977
Engines: 3 Ivchenko AI-25
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 33
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 37
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Yerevan Airport (EVN) (   Armenia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Yerevan Airport (EVN/UDYZ), Armenia
Destination airport:Krasnodar Airport (KRR/URKK), Russia
During takeoff, a military minibus suddenly crossed the runway. A collision occurred, killing 4 occupants of the bus.

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Distance from Yerevan Airport to Krasnodar Airport as the crow flies is 687 km (429 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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