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Last updated: 22 January 2020
Date:Wednesday 29 January 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Yakovlev Yak-40
Operating for:Krasnoyarskie Avialinii
Leased from:Cheremshanka Airlines
Registration: RA-87552
C/n / msn: 9210321
First flight: 1972
Engines: 3 Ivchenko AI-25
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 23
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 27
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:18 km (11.3 mls) from Shushenskoye (   Russia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Noril'sk Airport (NSK/UOOO), Russia
Destination airport:Shushenskoye Airport (UNAU), Russia
A forced landing was made in the taiga while on final approach to Shushenskoye. The nosegear collapsed on landing. Weather was poor including 400 m visibility in fog and snow.
The aircraft, leased from Cheremshanka Airlines, was probably damaged beyond repair.

Forced landing outside airport

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Distance from Noril'sk Airport to Shushenskoye Airport as the crow flies is 1773 km (1108 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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