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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 21 October 1998
Time:13:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Yakovlev 40
Operator:Ararat Avia
Registration: EK-88272
C/n / msn: 9721053
First flight: 1977
Engines: 3 Ivchenko AI-25
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 33
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 37
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Yerevan Airport (EVN) (   Armenia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Yerevan Airport (EVN/UDYZ), Armenia
Destination airport:Krasnodar Airport (KRR/URKK), Russia
Narrative:
During takeoff, a military minibus suddenly crossed the runway. A collision occurred, killing 4 occupants of the bus.

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» Air Crash Rescue News
» Flight International 13-19.01.1999
» Scramble 235, 237


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Distance from Yerevan Airport to Krasnodar Airport as the crow flies is 687 km (429 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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