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Last updated: 18 October 2019
Date:Thursday 30 November 1995
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-323C
Operator:Azerbaijan Airlines
Registration: 4K-401
C/n / msn: 19584/663
First flight: 1967
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B (HK)
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:9 km (5.6 mls) from Baku Airport (BAK) (   Azerbaijan)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Urumqi Airport (URC/ZWWW), China
Destination airport:Baku-Bina International Airport (BAK/UBBB), Azerbaijan
At about 19:10 LT the Boeing 707 arrived from Urumqi (URC), but had some problems with the left MLG. After a low pass along Baku's runway the aircraft turned to the left to return to the airport. Shortly afterwards the plane struck light stanchions on a road bridge and crashed in a field.

» Flight International 13-19 December 1995 (9)
» ICAO Adrep Summary 2/96 (#3)
» Scramble 200(40)


photo of Boeing-707-323C-4K-401
accident date: 30-11-1995
type: Boeing 707-323C
registration: 4K-401

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 Urumqi Airport to Baku-Bina International Airport as the crow flies is 3059 km (1912 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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