Accident description
Last updated: 25 October 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 7 October 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Yakovlev 40
Operator:Aeroflot, Kazakstan Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-87437
C/n / msn: 9431335
First flight: 1974
Engines: 3 Ivchenko AI-25
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 34 / Occupants: 34
Total:Fatalities: 38 / Occupants: 38
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Sverdlovsk-Koltsovo Airport (SVX) (   Russia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Sverdlovsk-Koltsovo Airport (SVX/USSS), Russia
Destination airport:Kostanay-Narimanovka Airport (KSN/UAUU), Kazakhstan
Narrative:
The port engine failed some 30-35 seconds after takeoff from Sverdlovsk Airport (SVX) due to icing. The airplane lost height and collided with a hill.

Sources:
» airdisaster.ru
» Soviet Transports


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Distance from Sverdlovsk-Koltsovo Airport to Kostanay-Narimanovka Airport as the crow flies is 427 km (267 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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