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Last updated: 21 April 2018
Datum:Samstag 2 September 1989
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Jakowlew Yak-40
Fluggesellschaft:Aeroflot / Kyrgyzstan
Kennzeichen: CCCP-87509
Werknummer: 9521140
Baujahr: 1975
Triebwerk: 3 Ivchenko AI-25
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 40
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 43
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Bishkek Airport (FRU) (   Kirgisistan)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Przhevalsk Airport, Kirgisistan
Flug nach:Frunze Airport (FRU/UAFM), Kirgisistan
The aircraft suffered a hydraulics failure while en route to Frunze (now Bishkek). The landing gear could not be lowered, forcing the crew to carry out a wheels-up landing on the grass at Frunze. The aircraft suffered substantial damage but all 3 crew and 40 passengers escaped unhurt.

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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 Przhevalsk Airport to Frunze Airport as the crow flies is 324 km (203 miles).

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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