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Last updated: 22 January 2020
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
C/n / msn: 9131119
First flight: 1971
Total airframe hrs:3637
Engines: 3 Ivchenko AI-25
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bukhara Airport (BHK) (   Uzbekistan)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bukhara Airport (BHK/UTSB), Uzbekistan
Destination airport:Samarkand Airport (SKD/UTSS), Uzbekistan
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.


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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 Bukhara Airport to Samarkand Airport as the crow flies is 213 km (133 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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