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Last updated: 20 August 2019
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Date:Saturday 29 December 1984
Type:Silhouette image of generic L410 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Let L-410UVP
Operator:Aeroflot, North Kavkaz Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-67140
C/n / msn: 800406
First flight: 1980
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:76 km (47.5 mls) from Astrakhan (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The ground crew had forgotten to close the fuel filler caps before take-off. En route fuel was sucked out of the tanks, causing the engines to quit. The aircraft made a forced landing in the steppe near Lineinoye, 76 km from Astrakhan.

Classification:
Fuel exhaustion
All engine powerloss
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» Soviet Transports


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