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Last updated: 20 June 2018
Fecha:jueves 7 noviembre 1991
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Yakovlev 40
Operador:Aeroflot, North Kavkaz Civil Aviation Directorate
Registración: CCCP-87526
Numéro de série: 9520841
Año de Construcción: 1975
Motores: 3 Ivchenko AI-25
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 47 / Ocupantes: 47
Total:Fatalidades: 51 / Ocupantes: 51
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:23 km (14.4 milles) WNW of Makhachkala Airport (MCX) (   Rusia)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Elista Airport (ESL/URWI), Rusia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Makhachkala Airport (MCX/URML), Rusia
A Yakovlev 40 passenger jet was destroyed when it flew into a mountainside near Makhachkala Airport (MCX), Russia. All 47 passengers and four crew members were killed.
The flight had departed Elista Airport (ESL) on a domestic flight to Makhachkala. During the descent into Makhachkala visibility decreased. The crew was not aware of its position and descended over a mountainous area. It collided with Kukurtbash Mountain at an elevation of 550 m.
It appeared there were 13 undocumented passengers on board. Yak-40 aircraft are normally equipped with 32 passenger seats.
Also, the maximum takeoff weight was exceeded by 260 kg.

» Soviet Transports
» The Bryan Times - Nov 8, 1991


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Distance from Elista Airport to Makhachkala Airport as the crow flies is 472 km (295 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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