Accident Yakovlev Yak-40D RA-88170,
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Date:Thursday 9 March 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Yakovlev Yak-40D
Owner/operator:Vologoda Air
Registration: RA-88170
MSN: 9620847
Year of manufacture:1976
Total airframe hrs:21428 hours
Cycles:20497 flights
Engine model:Ivchenko AI-25
Fatalities:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) -   Russia
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO/UUEE)
Destination airport:Kiev-Borispol Airport (KBP/UKBB)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
It was snowing in Moscow as the Vologodskiye Airlines Yakovlev 40 was prepared for departure. It was to conduct a charter flight to Kiev for the company Aeroteks. Snow was removed from the fuselage, wings and tail section, but de-icing fluid was not applied to the airplane. Planned departure time was 08:00 but the passengers arrived late. At 08:28, just within the 30-minute time slot, the crew asked for permission to start the engines. The crew then apparently tried to leave in a hurry, starting to taxi without permission and taxiing at a speed of 60 km/h, despite the warning that the taxiways were slippery. When still turning onto the main runway the crew already reported ready for takeoff. Flaps were erroneously selected at 11 degrees instead of 20 degrees. At a speed of 165 km/h during takeoff the began to rotate the aircraft. It attained a 13-degree angle of attack and climbed to a height of 8-10 metres when it stalled. The airplane rolled left and struck the ground with a 60-65 degree bank angle and crashed.


MAK Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC)



photo (c) Lukas Lusser; Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO); 20 August 1997

photo (c) Miklos Szabo; Budapest-Ferihegy Airport (BUD); 10 June 1999

photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Praha-Ruzyne International Airport (PRG/LKPR); October 1999

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