Plane crash of the Yak-40 Airport Rostov-on-Don. 1974
Plane crash of the Yak-40 Airport Rostov-on-Don. 1974

Plane crash Yak-40 in Lipetsk airport of Rostov-on-Don

  • Date of the crash: 02.05.1974, the
  • The time of the crash: 14: 10
  • Country of the crash: the USSR
  • Place the plane crash: airport Rostov-on-Don
  • Type of aircraft: Yak-40
  • Registration of aircraft: SSSR87398
  • Name of air carrier Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division: UGATS, OAO Lipetsk
  • Flight: 1255 

Chronology of events: The commander saw that streak end, decided to discontinue the take-off. The plane rolled out by the end of the strip on 185 m abroad airfield, fell and hit the hill, destroyed, into a ravine on a gentle slope. 16 passengers, including a child, co-pilot and the commander were injured. Fastened mechanic seriously injured and died at the scene. The plane broke off the plane right and right landing gear. The front and right side of the fuselage were destroyed. Data on victims: Total on board were people 38: 4 34 crew members and passengers. Number of people killed 1: 1 crew members.

Details of the crash:

  • Phase of flight: take-off
  • Identified causes of the crash: ATC error, crew error
Data on the plane:
  • aircraft Brand: Yak-40
  • Aircraft ID: USSR-87398
  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR
  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 03.04.1974
  • Serial number of the aircraft: 9411033
  • Hours aircraft: 1245
  • The cycles of use of the aircraft: 111
  • Engines: H H 5332102 5332049 5332128 H
Flight data:
  • Flight: 1255
  • Tour type: Regular passenger
  • The aviation company Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division: UGATS, OAO Lipetsk
  • The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR
  • Flying from Rostov-on-Don
  • Flying in: Mineralnye Vody
  • Original item: Lipetsk
  • A final point: Mineralnye Vody
Additional information:

Information about the crew:
  • KBC Viacheslav Savchishkin 
  • the co-pilot Alexander Potapov
  • mechanic Vladimir Yakovlev (died)
  • Flight GS Uglova 

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