Plane crash of the Yak-40 in the district of Batumi. 1975
Plane crash of the Yak-40 in the district of Batumi. 1975

Plane crash Yak-40 Armenian CAA in the district of Batumi

Date of the crash: November 15.07.1975, XNUMX

Time of the crash: 12:34

Country of the crash: the USSR

Location of the crash: Georgian SSR, Adjara Autonomous Republic, near Batumi

aircraft Brand: Yak-40

Registration of aircraft: CCCP87475

Name of air carrier: Aeroflot (USSR)

Subdivision: Armenian CAA of Yerevan

Flight: E15

Chronology of events:

According to witnesses, over the tea factory, which is located at 9 km from KTA, the plane performed a right turn in the valley of the river Korolitskhali and, flying about 1,5 km, turned left to a magnetic course of about 60 degrees. The plane with such a magnetic course continued to move to the point of approach 1000-1500 m from the point of incision into the mountain. Prior to the collision, the aircraft began to perform the climb and right turn. Collision with a mountain whose height 594,6 m took place at an altitude of 550 m in 12: 34 with MK = 84 degrees with right bank about 20 degrees and trajectory angle + 14 degree. The plane collapsed, exploded, partially burnt. The path that was covered by the aircraft from the report of the crew about the execution of the first turn before the collision with the mountain was 15 km. The aircraft at speed 300 km / h for 180 sec, would have traveled such a distance, at a speed of 350 km / h - for 155 sec. The first call by the aircraft controller took place after 170 seconds from the last report from the crew, that is, when the aircraft probably already collided with the mountain.

Data on victims:

Total on board were people 40: 5 25 crew members and passengers. Total killed 40 people: crew 5, 35 passengers.

Details of the crash:

Phase of flight: go-around

Identify the causes of the crash: ATC error, the error of the crew,

Data on the plane:

aircraft Brand: Yak-40

Aircraft ID: CCCP87475

Country where registered aircraft: the USSR

Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 10.12.1974

The serial number of the aircraft: 9442037

Hours aircraft: 1244

The cycles of use of the aircraft: 1151

Engines: H H 5422061 5422126 5422114 H

Flight data:

Flight: E-15

Tour type: Regular passenger

The aviation company Aeroflot (USSR)

Unit: Armenian CAA of Yerevan

The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR

Flying from: Yerevan (Zvartnots)

Flying in: Batumi

Original item: Yerevan (Zvartnots)

A final point: Batumi

Additional information:

Information about the crew:

KVSSuren Avetisovich Nersesyan

copilot Edward Hovsepian Artashesovich

flight engineer Gennady Azizyan

checks, Art. flight instructor LLC MGA Nikolai Loginov

Flight Rimma Misakovna Mikaelyan