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Last updated: 20 October 2019
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Date:Thursday 16 December 1976
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Yakovlev Yak-40
Operator:Aeroflot / Ukraine
Registration: CCCP-87638
C/n / msn: 9141919
First flight: 1971
Engines: 3 Ivchenko AI-25
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:20 km (12.5 mls) NW of Zaporozhye Airport (OZH) (   Ukraine)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Zaporozhye Airport (OZH/UKDE), Ukraine
Destination airport:Zaporozhye Airport (OZH/UKDE), Ukraine
Narrative:
The Yakovlev operated on a training flight during which the pilots were practicing countering a (simulated) uncommanded stabilizer trim change. During these manoeuvres the airplane stalled. It entered a spin and crashed.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» Soviet Transports


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