Accident Yakovlev Yak-40 CCCP-87521, Monday 30 December 1991
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Date:Monday 30 December 1991
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Type:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Yakovlev Yak-40
Owner/operator:Aeroflot, Arkhangelsk Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-87521
MSN: 9520341
Year of manufacture:1975
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 25
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Velsk Airport -   Russia
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Velsk Airport (ULKW)
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Narrative:
A Yak-40 passenger jet, operated by Aeroflot's Arkhangelsk division, was damaged beyond repair in a takeoff accident at Velsk Airport, Russia. Three crew members and eight passengers were injured.
Takeoff was attempted in poor weather with blowing snow and cross wind conditions. The maximum takeoff weight was exceeded by 535 kg. Immediately after lifting off the runway, the right wing touched the ground. The aircraft then collided with a tree and crashed in an embankment. A post impact fire erupted.

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