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Last updated: 26 January 2022
Fecha:viernes 16 noviembre 1979
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Yakovlev Yak-40
Operador:Aeroflot, Leningrad Civil Aviation Directorate
Registración: CCCP-87454
Numéro de série: 9431136
Año de Construcción: 1974
Motores: 3 Ivchenko AI-25
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 5
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Vologda Airport (VGD) (   Rusia)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Velikij Ustyug Airport (VUS), Rusia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Vologda Airport (VGD/ULWW), Rusia
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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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 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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