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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Date:Saturday 9 December 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-26
Operator:Aeroflot, Yakutsk Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-26547
MSN: 2810
First flight: 1975
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cherskiy Airport (CYX) (   Russia)
Crash site elevation: 6 m (20 feet) amsl
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Cherskiy Airport (CYX/UESS), Russia
Destination airport:Zyryanka Airport (UESU), Russia
The An-26 lost control as a result of shifting cargo and crashed against a hotel.

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Distance from Cherskiy Airport to Zyryanka Airport as the crow flies is 554 km (346 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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