Flugunfall 16 NOV 1979 einer Yakovlev Yak-40 CCCP-87454 - Vologda Airport (VGD)
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Datum:Freitag 16 November 1979
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Jakowlew Yak-40
Fluggesellschaft:Aeroflot, Leningrad Civil Aviation Directorate
Kennzeichen: CCCP-87454
Werknummer: 9431136
Baujahr: 1974
Triebwerk: 3 Ivchenko AI-25
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 5
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Vologda Airport (VGD) (   Russland)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Velikij Ustyug Airport (VUS), Russland
Flug nach:Vologda Airport (VGD/ULWW), Russland
The Yak-40 was approaching Vologda in fog. Although visibility was reported 1500 m, the actual visibility was 700 meters, which was below airport minima.
The airplane descended below decision height without having established ground contact and touched tops of trees at 20 m and crashed in a wood, cutting a swath of 204 m. It disintegrated and caught fire. Reportedly wrong information on visibility was intentionally transmitted to allow the arrival of three Yak-40 planes.

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Distance from Velikij Ustyug Airport to Vologda Airport as the crow flies is 387 km (242 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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