Flugunfall 15 MAY 1997 einer Yakovlev Yak-40 4K-87504 - Gyandzha Airport (KVD)
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Datum:Donnerstag 15 Mai 1997
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Jakowlew Yak-40
Fluggesellschaft:Azerbaijan Airlines
Kennzeichen: 4K-87504
Werknummer: 9510640
Baujahr: 1975
Triebwerk: 3 Ivchenko AI-25
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:5,2 km (3.3 Meilen) von Gyandzha Airport (KVD) (   Aserbeidschan)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Gyandzha Airport (KVD/UBBG), Aserbeidschan
Flug nach:Gyandzha Airport (KVD/UBBG), Aserbeidschan
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.

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