Accident description
Last updated: 17 April 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 1 August 1990
Time:11:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Yakovlev 40
Operator:Aeroflot / Armenia
Registration: CCCP-87453
C/n / msn: 9431036
First flight: 1974
Engines: 3 Ivchenko AI-25
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 43 / Occupants: 43
Total:Fatalities: 46 / Occupants: 46
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:22 km (13.8 mls) W of Stepanakert (   Azerbaijan) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Yerevan-Zvartnots Airport (EVN/UDYZ), Armenia
Destination airport:Stepanakert Airport, Azerbaijan
Narrative:
The Yakovlev 40 struck a cloud covered hill at an altitude of 2520m.
PROBABLE CAUSE: Premature descent.


Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» ICAO Adrep Summary 3/91 (#32)


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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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