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Last updated: 2 December 2020
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Date:Saturday 7 October 1978
Time:19:52
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Yakovlev Yak-40
Operator:Aeroflot, Kazakstan Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-87437
C/n / msn: 9431335
First flight: 1974
Total airframe hrs:6291
Cycles:5110
Engines: 3 Ivchenko AI-25
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 34 / Occupants: 34
Total:Fatalities: 38 / Occupants: 38
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Sverdlovsk-Koltsovo Airport (SVX) (   Russia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Sverdlovsk-Koltsovo Airport (SVX/USSS), Russia
Destination airport:Kostanay-Narimanovka Airport (KSN/UAUU), Kazakhstan
Flightnumber:1080
Narrative:
The port engine failed some 30-35 seconds after takeoff from Sverdlovsk Airport (SVX) due to icing. The airplane barely climbed while turning left in an effort to return to the airport. It struck trees on a hillside, 86 m above airfield elevation, and crashed.
lost height and collided with a hill.
The maximum take-off weight of the aircraft was exceeded by 419 kg.

Sources:
» airdisaster.ru
» Soviet Transports


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Distance from Sverdlovsk-Koltsovo Airport to Kostanay-Narimanovka Airport as the crow flies is 427 km (267 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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