ASN Aircraft accident Yakovlev Yak-40FG D-BOBD Saarbrücken Airport (SCN)
ASN logo

Date:Wednesday 19 February 1975
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Yakovlev Yak-40FG
Operator:General Air
Registration: D-BOBD
MSN: 9230323
First flight: 1972
Engines: 3 Ivchenko AI-25
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Saarbrücken Airport (SCN) (   Germany)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF), Germany
Destination airport:Saarbrücken-Ensheim Airport (SCN/EDDR), Germany
The Yak-40 suffered a runway excursion after landing at Saarbrücken Airport , Germany.
The aircraft operated on a service from Frankfurt, on behalf of Lufthansa. An ILS approach was flown to runway 27 with a tailwind component. After touchdown the revere thrust did not activate and the pilots were unable to stop the aircraft on the remaining runway. Because an overrun seemed imminent, the aircraft was steered off the right side of the runway. The Yak-40 collided with trees.

Runway excursion

» Soviet Transports


photo of Yakovlev-Yak-40FG-D-BOBD
accident date: 19-02-1975
type: Yakovlev Yak-40FG
registration: D-BOBD

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 Frankfurt International Airport to Saarbrücken-Ensheim Airport as the crow flies is 136 km (85 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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.
languages: languages


The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2023 Flight Safety Foundation

701 N. Fairfax St., Ste. 250
Alexandria, Virginia 22314