ASN Aircraft accident Yakovlev Yak-40 CCCP-87630 Bukhara Airport (BHK)
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Date:Saturday 14 December 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Yakovlev Yak-40
Operator:Aeroflot / Tajikistan
Registration: CCCP-87630
MSN: 9131119
First flight: 1971
Total airframe hrs:3637
Engines: 3 Ivchenko AI-25
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 19
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bukhara Airport (BHK) (   Uzbekistan)
Crash site elevation: 229 m (751 feet) amsl
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bukhara Airport (BHK/UTSB), Uzbekistan
Destination airport:Dushanbe Airport (DYU/UTDD), Tajikistan
A locked elevator forced the pilot to abort the takeoff roll. The Yak-40 failed to stop within the remaining runway length and overran, hitting an earthen dyke. A fire broke out, almost completely consuming the aircraft.

Rejected takeoff
Elevator issue
Runway excursion

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Distance from Bukhara Airport to Dushanbe Airport as the crow flies is 396 km (247 miles).

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