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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Date:Monday 31 May 1982
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Yakovlev 40
Operator:Aeroflot, North Kavkaz Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-87485
C/n / msn: 9441338
First flight: 1974
Engines: 3 Ivchenko AI-25
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 31
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 35
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Dnepropetrovsk Airport (DNK) (   Ukraine)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Dnepropetrovsk Airport (DNK/UKDD), Ukraine
Narrative:
The Yak-40 touched down with a strong cross wind. The left main gear broke, causing the left wing to touch touched the ground. Consequently the aircraft veered off the runway. A fire erupted. Fourteen passengers were injured in the accident.

Classification:

Runway excursion

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» airdisaster.ru


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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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