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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 25 July 1996
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Yakovlev 40
Operating for:Weasua Air Transport
Leased from:NovgorodAvia
Registration: RA-87573
C/n / msn: 9220522
First flight: 1972
Engines: 3 Ivchenko AI-25
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Monrovia-Sprigg Payne Airport (MLW) (   Liberia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Freetown-Lungi International Airport (FNA/GFLL), Sierra Leone
Destination airport:Monrovia-Sprigg Payne Airport (MLW/GLMR), Liberia
Narrative:
The Yakovlev landed 5 m short of the runway after encountering windshear on final approach. The aircraft hit the runway edge, causing the left gear to collapse. The Yak skidded for another 300 m.

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» Scramble 210


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Distance from Freetown-Lungi International Airport to Monrovia-Sprigg Payne Airport as the crow flies is 371 km (232 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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