ASN Aircraft accident Yakovlev Yak-40 CCCP-87541 Osokorka
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Date:Wednesday 2 June 1976
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Yakovlev Yak-40
Operator:Aeroflot / Lithuania
Registration: CCCP-87541
MSN: 9530642
First flight: 1975
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:near Osokorka (   Ukraine)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kaunas International Airport (KUN/EYKA), Lithuania
Destination airport:Kiev-Zhulhyany Airport (IEV/UKKK), Ukraine
While descending towards the destination, Kiev-Zhulhyany Airport, through an altitude of 700 m, the flight engineer inadvertently shut down all 3 engines.
The crew did not manage to restart the engines and the aircraft force-landed wheels-up in a swampy meadow near Osokorka on the south-eastern outskirts of Kiev. All crew and passengers escaped unhurt.

All engine powerloss
Forced landing outside airport



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Distance from Kaunas International Airport to Kiev-Zhulhyany Airport as the crow flies is 659 km (412 miles).

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