Narrative:The Yak-40 passenger plane was cleared of snow prior to departure. However the wings were quickly covered with snow because of continuing snowfall. During run up the snow was blown off the right hand wing.
|Date:||Tuesday 28 January 1975|
|Operator:||Aeroflot / Ukraine|
|C/n / msn:|| 9241724|
|First flight:|| 1972|
|Engines:|| 3 Ivchenko AI-25|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Zaporozhye Airport (OZH) ( Ukraine)
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Zaporozhye Airport (OZH/UKDE), Ukraine|
|Destination airport:||Ternopol Airport (TNL/UKLT), Ukraine|
Immediately after lift off the airplane banked left, causing the left hand main gear to touch down again. The crew decided to abort the take-off, but the aircraft overran the runway and the left wing collided with the building of a meteorological post, located 25 metres behind the runway threshold.
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Distance from Zaporozhye Airport to Ternopol Airport as the crow flies is 724 km (452 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.