Plane crash Yak-40 near Leninakan. 1983
Plane crash Yak-40 near Leninakan. 1983

Plane crash Yak-40 Armenian CAA near Leninakan

  • Date of the crash: November 19.04.1983, XNUMX

  • Time of the crash: 18:09

  • Country of the crash: the USSR

  • Location of the crash: Armenian SSR, was Shishtepe, 41 km northeast of Leninakan Airport

  • aircraft Brand: Yak-40

  • Registration of aircraft: CCCP87291

  • Name of air carrier: Aeroflot (USSR)

  • Subdivision: Armenian CAA Leninakan UAE

  • Flight: E46

Chronology of events:

The crew at the reduction to 3300 m the conclusion to the airfield drive of the aircraft with the use of ground and airborne RTS did not provide and, having informed the dispatcher of the approach that he crossed the altitude of 3600 m, was transferred to the frequency of work with the circle controller, his duties were fulfilled by the same approach manager. He, still not having radar control over the movement of the aircraft, allowed to descend to the third turn up to 900 m. The aircraft was actually at a distance of about 40 km from the aerodrome. After receiving this command, in 18: 08 the crew, not knowing about the actual location, informed the dispatcher incorrectly about the passage of the RNT, the Leninakan airfield, being actually outside the airfield, began to execute the approach approach. Being in the right turn, in 18: 09, with a roll of 13 degrees, on the course of about 178 degrees at speed of 330 km / h the plane in the clouds collided with the city of Shishtepe (2836 m), the steepness of which is more than 20 degrees at an altitude of 2523 m and collapsed completely . The plane crash took place at a distance of 41 km from Leninakan Airport, bearing the azimuth of 60 degrees (between Stepanavan and Spitak).

Current conditions in the area of ​​the scene: cumulonimbus, stratocumulus clouds 5-8 points, height 600-1000 m, average 7-10 points, visibility more than 10 km, the upper edge of 7-8 km, the mountain peaks are often closed. The weather did not affect the outcome of the flight.

Data on victims:

  • Total on board were people 21: 4 17 crew members and passengers. Total killed 21 people: crew 4, 17 passengers.

Details of the crash:

  • A flight stage: reduction

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

Data on the plane:

  • aircraft Brand: Yak-40

  • aircraft Brand: CCCP87291

  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR

  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 1973

  • Serial number of the aircraft :: 9320628

Flight data:

  • Flight: E-46

  • Tour type: Regular passenger

  • The aviation company Aeroflot (USSR)

  • Unit: Armenian CAA Leninakan UAE

  • The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR

  • Flying from Nalchik

  • Flying in: Leninakan (Gyumri)

  • Original item: Volgograd (Gumrak)

  • A final point: Leninakan (Gyumri)

Additional information:

Information about the crew:

  • KBC RG Baghdasaryan