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Accident description
Last updated: 6 October 2015
Date:Wednesday 19 February 1975
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Yakovlev 40FG
Operator:General Air
Registration: D-BOBD
C/n / msn: 9230323
First flight: 1972
Engines: 3 Ivchenko AI-25
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Saarbrücken Airport (SCN) (   Germany)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Saarbrücken-Ensheim Airport (SCN/EDDR), Germany
Because an overrun seemed imminent, the aircraft was steered off the right side of the runway. The Yak-40 collided with trees.

Runway excursion

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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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