Plane crash of the Yak-40 near Kiev. 1974
Plane crash of the Yak-40 near Kiev. 1974

Plane crash Yak-40 Ukrainian CAA near Kiev

  • Date of the crash: 23.05.1974, the
  • The time of the crash: 22: 05
  • Country of the crash: the USSR
  • Place the crash: Ukrainian SSR, 16 km west of the airport Kiev (Juliani)
  • Type of aircraft: Yak-40
  • Registration of aircraft: CCCP87579
  • Name of air carrier Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division: Ukrainian CAA of Kirovohrad
  • Flight: H-166 

Chronology of events: The aircraft according to eyewitnesses at low altitude flying with engines with a slight right bank and decline. After the first touchdown with the flaps and landing gear retracted, with almost zero pitch angle and roll with a small right-wing MK = 32 degree, airspeed approximately 420 km / h, a vertical rate of descent 3 m / s, partially collapsed right plane. There was a long tongue of fire. The aircraft then rolled over in a collision with the ground exploded. The plane crash took place in 22: 05 MSK.

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: the reasons for non-standard
Data on the plane:
  • aircraft Brand: Yak-40
  • Aircraft ID: CCCP-87579
  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR
  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 31.05.1972
  • Serial number of the aircraft: 9221122
  • Hours aircraft: 2368
  • The cycles of use of the aircraft: 2068
  • Engines: H H 5212024 5212027 N5212013
Flight data:
  • Flight: H-166
  • Tour type: Regular passenger
  • The aviation company Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division: Ukrainian CAA of Kirovohrad
  • The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR
  • Flying from: Khmelnitsky
  • Flying in: Kiev (Juliani)
  • Original Location: Leningrad (Smolny)
  • A final point: Kirovograd
Additional information:

Information about the crew:
  • KBC Vladimir G. Kovalenko 
  • copilot Vadim I. Toropenko 
  • mechanic Anatoly Petrovich Kozlitin 
  • Flight Valentina Burlachenko