ASN Aircraft accident Yakovlev Yak-40 CCCP-87793 Arkhangelsk-Talaghy Airport (ARH)
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Date:Friday 18 July 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Yakovlev Yak-40
Operator:Aeroflot, Arkhangelsk Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-87793
MSN: 9110615
First flight: 1970
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 23
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 27
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Arkhangelsk-Talaghy Airport (ARH) (   Russia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kotlas Airport (KSZ/ULAK), Russia
Destination airport:Arkhangelsk-Talaghy Airport (ARH/ULAA), Russia
During the final approach to Arkhangelsk-Talaghy Airport the flight engineer mistakenly shut down the engines. They could not be relit due to the low altitude.
The crew made an emergency landing on the highway. After landing the right wing collided with a power transmission tower support. It ended up in a ditch. Nineteen passengers and four crew members were injured, four passengers were not injured.

All engine powerloss
Forced landing outside airport

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Distance from Kotlas Airport to Arkhangelsk-Talaghy Airport as the crow flies is 477 km (298 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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