Plane crash Yak-40 near Dushanbe. 1980
Plane crash Yak-40 near Dushanbe. 1980

Plane crash of the Yak-40 Tajik RPO GA near Dushanbe

  • Date of the crash: November 12.06.1980, XNUMX

  • Time of the crash: 13:44

  • Country of the crash: the USSR

  • Location of the crash: Tajik SSR, 44 km northwest of Dushanbe Airport

  • aircraft Brand: Yak-40

  • Registration of aircraft: CCCP87689

  • Name of air carrier: Aeroflot (USSR)

  • Subdivision: Tajik RPO GA, Kurgan-Tube AP

  • Flight: SH88

Chronology of events:

The crew at flight level 3000 m reported on the pressure 694 mm Hg. and, having revealed that it is located north of the approach scheme, at the height of 2840, it stopped falling and began to perform a left turn at MK = 180 degrees in order to go to the area of ​​the approach scheme. Being in a U-turn on the 217 courses course, the dispatcher asked: “Which course do you have?”, The crew responded: “180 degrees course”, that is, named the course he was on, but did not go out yet, and asked again bearing . The dispatcher, identifying the azimuth of 300 degrees, which largely exceeded the restrictive bearing of 275 degrees, did not take measures to stop the decline. In addition, the crew informed the circle dispatcher that the radio compasses were unstable and asked to inform the aircraft’s location, but he replied that the dispatch locator was not working (it was excluded from the regulations due to the equipment change) and ARP-75 did not use. Continuing to perform a left turn at an altitude of 2840 m in the clouds, on the course 208 degrees in 10: 44: 00 at speed 380 km / h the plane crashed into the mountainside in 44 km north-west from Dushanbe airport, having an azimuth of 305 degrees, collapsed completely and partially burned out. Estimated actual weather: upper cloudy 10 points, cumulonimbus, average, lower limit approximately 2500-2800 m asl sea level, 6-7 km upper limit. 

Plane crash Yak-40 near Dushanbe. 1980

Data on victims:

  • Total on board were people 29: 4 25 crew members and passengers. Total killed 29 people: crew 4, 25 passengers.

Details of the crash:

  • Phase of flight: the approach

  • Identified causes of the crash: crew error, error ATC

Data on the plane:

  • aircraft Brand: Yak-40

  • aircraft Brand: CCCP87689

  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR

  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 28.02.1969

  • Serial number of the aircraft :: 9910403

Flight data:

  • Flight: SH88

  • Tour type: Regular passenger

  • The aviation company Aeroflot (USSR)

  • Division: Tajik RPO GA, Kurgan-Tube AP

  • The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR

  • Flying from: Leninabad

  • I flew to Dushanbe

  • Original item: Leninabad

  • A final point: Dushanbe

Additional information:

Information about the crew:

  • KBC EM Lander