Accident description
Last updated: 24 April 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 28 January 1975
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Yakovlev 40
Operator:Aeroflot / Ukraine
Registration: CCCP-87825
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) show on map
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Zaporozhye Airport (OZH/UKDE), Ukraine
Destination airport:Ternopol Airport (TNL/UKLT), Ukraine
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.
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.


Events:


Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» airdisaster.ru


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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.
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