Accident description
Last updated: 26 November 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 22 October 1975
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Yakovlev 40
Operator:Aeroflot / Latvia
Registration: CCCP-87458
C/n / msn: 9431736
First flight: 1974
Total airframe hrs:2002
Cycles:1500
Engines: 3 Ivchenko AI-25
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Novgorod Airport (NVR) (   Russia) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Vologda Airport (VGD/ULWW), Russia
Destination airport:Novgorod Airport (NVR), Russia
Narrative:
The Yak-40 was operating on a domestic flight from Syktyvkar to Riga with en route stops at Vologda and Novgorod. Visibility at the Novgorod Airport (NVR) was poor due to fog, but this had not been forecast. The crew attempted a straight-in approach but the airplane went off course after passing the Outer Marker. The crew descended until the undercarriage and wing contacted a building. The Yak-40 continued and struck an apartment building and a car. A fire erupted.

Classification:
Low visibility
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground

Sources:
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Distance from Vologda Airport to Novgorod Airport as the crow flies is 500 km (312 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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