ASN Aircraft accident Yakovlev Yak-40 4K-87504 Gyandzha Airport (KVD)
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Date:Thursday 15 May 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Yakovlev Yak-40
Operator:Azerbaijan Airlines
Registration: 4K-87504
MSN: 9510640
First flight: 1975
Engines: 3 Ivchenko AI-25
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:5,2 km (3.3 mls) from Gyandzha Airport (KVD) (   Azerbaijan)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Gyandzha Airport (KVD/UBBG), Azerbaijan
Destination airport:Gyandzha Airport (KVD/UBBG), Azerbaijan
A number of Azerbaijani soldiers were returning to camp after a small arms practice and had begun shooting at a road sign. At the same time a Yakovlev 40 was returning from a training flight and overflew the area. A number of stray bullets struck the Yak and hit an oxygen cylinder. A fire broke out and control was lost. The aircraft crashed 5160 m short of the runway, 95 m left of the extended centerline.

Loss of control

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