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Last updated: 30 November 2020
Date:Friday 30 November 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Yakovlev Yak-40
Operator:Aeroflot, Krasnoyarsk Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-87394
C/n / msn: 9410633
First flight: 1977
Engines: 3 Ivchenko AI-25
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 31
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 35
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Dikson Airport (DKS) (   Russia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Noril'sk Airport (NSK/UOOO), Russia
Destination airport:Dikson Airport (DKS/UODD), Russia
The Yak-40 came in too high on final approach in difficult weather conditions at night. The airplane touched down with a tailwind at excessive speed, overran the runway and collided with an embankment at a speed of 115 km/h. It ended up in a 6 metres deep gully.

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Noril'sk Airport to Dikson Airport as the crow flies is 524 km (327 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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