Accident description
Last updated: 20 December 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 28 February 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Yakovlev 40
Operator:Aeroflot, Kazakstan Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-87602
C/n / msn: 9120118
First flight: 1971
Engines: 3 Ivchenko AI-25
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 28 / Occupants: 28
Total:Fatalities: 32 / Occupants: 32
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Semipalatinsk Airport (PLX) (   Kazakhstan) show on map
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Semipalatinsk Airport (PLX/UASS), Kazakhstan
Destination airport:Ust-Kamenogorsk Airport (UKK/UASK), Kazakhstan
Narrative:
Fell back on the runway during take-off.

Sources:
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Distance from Semipalatinsk Airport to Ust-Kamenogorsk Airport as the crow flies is 163 km (102 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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