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Accident description
Last updated: 19 November 2017
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Date:Thursday 23 May 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Yakovlev 40
Operator:Aeroflot / Ukraine
Registration: CCCP-87579
C/n / msn: 9221122
First flight: 1972
Total airframe hrs:2367
Cycles:2068
Engines: 3 Ivchenko AI-25
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 25 / Occupants: 25
Total:Fatalities: 29 / Occupants: 29
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Kiev (   Ukraine)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Riga-Central Airport (EVRS), Latvia
Destination airport:Kiev-Zhulhyany Airport (IEV/UKKK), Ukraine
Narrative:
Crashed. Suspected crew incapacitation by carbon monoxide.

Sources:
» Soviet Transports


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Distance from Riga-Central Airport to Kiev-Zhulhyany Airport as the crow flies is 837 km (523 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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