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Last updated: 27 October 2020
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Date:Friday 11 October 1985
Time:10:09
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Yakovlev Yak-40
Operator:Aeroflot / Georgia
Registration: CCCP-87803
C/n / msn: 9230923
First flight: 1972
Engines: 3 Ivchenko AI-25
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:47 km (29.4 mls) W of Kutaisi (   Georgia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kutaisi Airport (KUT/UGKO), Georgia
Destination airport:Poti Airport (UGSP), Georgia
Narrative:
The Yak-40 should have climbed to 2400 m after takeoff, but was instructed to maintain 300 m because of an Antonov An-24 landing at a neighbouring airport. Bad weather was encountered when changing heading in an area of mountainous terrain. The aircraft collided with a mountain slope near Mikha-Tskhakaya.
The aircraft operated on a flight from Tbilisi to Poti with en en route stop at Kutaisi.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» ICAO Adrep Summary 6/93 (#19)


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Distance from Kutaisi Airport to Poti Airport as the crow flies is 64 km (40 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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Yakovlev Yak-40

  • 1136 built
  • 42nd loss
  • 23rd fatal accident
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