Narrative:A number of Azerbaijani soldiers were returning to camp after a small arms practice and had begun shooting at a road sign. At the same time a Yakovlev 40 was returning from a training flight and overflew the area. A number of stray bullets struck the Yak and hit an oxygen cylinder. A fire broke out and control was lost. The aircraft crashed 5160m short of the runway, 95m left of the extended centerline.
|Date:||Thursday 15 May 1997|
|C/n / msn:|| 9510640|
|First flight:|| 1975|
|Engines:|| 3 Ivchenko AI-25|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||5,2 km (3.3 mls) from Gyandzha Airport (KVD) (Azerbaijan)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Departure airport:||Gyandzha Airport (KVD/UBBG), Azerbaijan|
|Destination airport:||Gyandzha Airport (KVD/UBBG), Azerbaijan|
» Soviet Transports
» Black Sea Press
» Tommy Maurer
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 Gyandzha Airport to Gyandzha Airport as the crow flies is 0 km (0 miles).
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.