Plane crash Yak-40 near Semipalatinsk Airport. 1973
Plane crash Yak-40 near Semipalatinsk Airport. 1973

Plane crash of the Yak-40 Kazakh CAA near Semipalatinsk Airport

  • Date of the crash: 28.02.1973, the
  • The time of the crash: 18: 59
  • Country of the crash: the USSR
  • Location of the crash: Kazakh SSR, near Semipalatinsk Airport
  • Type of aircraft: Yak-40
  • Registration of aircraft: CCCP87602
  • Name of air carrier Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Department: Kazakh CAA of Semipalatinsk
  • Flight: X-167 

Chronology of events: The collision with the ground regulator rejected at + 1- + 1,2 graudsa (to dive). In the glass of the left pilot's flashlight revealed a hole. There was a version of the destruction of the aircraft fire from the ground, however, on the conclusion of the examination gunshot hole was and never formed an artillery shell or a bullet. Neither the pilots on clothing or in the cockpit or on the glass, no traces of explosives. The hole created by a round object blow after blow on the earth in the destruction of the aircraft. At the conclusion of the technical group of the explosion on board and there was a fire in flight. Data on victims:

  • Total on board were people 32: 3 29 crew members and passengers. Total killed 32 people: crew 3, 29 passengers.
Details of the crash:
  • Phase of flight: climb
  • Identified causes of the crash: the causes are unknown
Data on the plane:
  • aircraft Brand: Yak-40
  • Aircraft ID: CCCP-87602
  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR
  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 29.04.1971
  • Serial number of the aircraft: 9120118
  • Hours aircraft: 1798
  • The cycles of use of the aircraft: 1814
  • Engines: H H 5112091 5021041 5041078 H
Flight data:
  • Flight: X-167
  • Tour type: Regular passenger
  • The aviation company Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Department: Kazakh CAA of Semipalatinsk
  • The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR
  • Flying from Semipalatinsk
  • Flying in: Karaganda
  • Original item: Semipalatinsk
  • A final point: Karaganda
Additional information:

Information about the crew:
  • KBC Yuriy Sizikov
  • second pilot Vladimir Lukyanovich Keldishev
  • mechanic Victor Vasilievich Tropin