ASN Aircraft accident Yakovlev Yak-40 CCCP-87911 Aldan Airport (ADH)
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Date:Saturday 8 April 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Yakovlev Yak-40
Operator:Aeroflot, Yakutsk Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-87911
MSN: 9731854
First flight: 1977
Total airframe hrs:422
Engines: 3 Ivchenko AI-25
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Aldan Airport (ADH) (   Russia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Aldan Airport (ADH/UEEA), Russia
Destination airport:Yakutsk Airport (YKS/UEEE), Russia
Stalled on takeoff and crashed-landed next to the runway.

Loss of control

» Soviet Transports

Follow-up / safety actions
The AFM was changed with V2 speeds increased by 5km/h because the stability of the airplane at low speeds was being questioned.


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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 Aldan Airport to Yakutsk Airport as the crow flies is 453 km (283 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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