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Last updated: 14 December 2018
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Datum:Donnerstag 9 September 1976
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Jakowlew Yak-40
Fluggesellschaft:Aeroflot, North Kavkaz Civil Aviation Directorate
Kennzeichen: CCCP-87772
Werknummer: 9030713
Baujahr: 1970
Triebwerk: 3 Ivchenko AI-25
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 14 / Insassen: 14
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 18 / Insassen: 18
Opfer des Zusammenstoßes:Todesopfer: 46
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:37 km (23.1 Meilen) S vom Land entfernt von Anapa [Black Sea] (   Russland)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Rostov Airport (ROV/URRR), Russland
Flug nach:Kerch Airport (KHC/UKFK), Ukraine
Flugnummer: 31
Unfallbericht:
Flight 31, a Yakovlev 40 on its way to Kerch, had been cleared to FL187. This altitude however, was intended for the reciprocal track. The Yakovlev collided head-on with an Antonov 24 (CCCP-46518) on its way to Sochi. The wreckage sank in water, 1500-1600 feet deep.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: Violation of separation rules. Contributing causes were insufficient visual alertness on the part of both crews and a lack of 'situation analysis' based on air/ground radio communications.

Informationsquelle:
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» Aviation Disasters / D. Gero
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Distance from Rostov Airport to Kerch Airport as the crow flies is 333 km (208 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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