Narrative:A Yak-40 passenger plane crashed in a dacha colony close to Chardzhou Airport (CRZ), Turkmenistan. All 34 on board survived.
|Date:||Tuesday 20 March 1979|
|Operator:||Aeroflot / Turkmenistan|
|C/n / msn:|| 9740156|
|First flight:|| 1977|
|Engines:|| 3 Ivchenko AI-25|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 30|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 34 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Chardzhou Airport (CRZ) (Turkmenistan)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Ashgabat Airport (ASB/UTAA), Turkmenistan|
|Destination airport:||Chardzhou Airport (CRZ/UTAV), Turkmenistan|
The airplane banked steeply to the left after entering wake turbulence of Mil Mi-6 helicopter. The pilot lost control and the airplane imacted terrain short of the runway.
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Ashgabat Airport to Chardzhou Airport as the crow flies is 470 km (293 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.