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Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Monday 28 April 2003
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Yakovlev Yak-40
Registration: UR-87918
MSN: 9730855
First flight: 1977
Engines: 3 Ivchenko AI-25
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Dnepropetrovsk Airport (DNK) (   Ukraine)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Dnepropetrovsk Airport (DNK/UKDD), Ukraine
The Yak-40 touched down on runway 09/27 (2841 m long) at Dnepropetrovsk Airport. The right wing lifted three times during touchdown. The pilot finally managed to get all wheels on the ground but the aircraft was not aligned with the runway. It ran off the side and, at a speed of 115 km/h, ran into a dyke which was located about 100 m from the side of the runway.

Runway excursion

» MAK Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC)
» Scramble 296


photo of Yakovlev-Yak-40-UR-87918
accident date: 28-04-2003
type: Yakovlev Yak-40
registration: UR-87918
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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Global Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Excursions (GAPPRE): recommendations and guidance material to prevent runway excursions
Yakovlev Yak-40

  • 1136 built
  • 104th loss
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