Accident Yakovlev Yak-40 CCCP-87618, Friday 16 January 1987
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Date:Friday 16 January 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Yakovlev Yak-40
Owner/operator:Aeroflot / Uzbekistan
Registration: CCCP-87618
MSN: 9131918
Year of manufacture:1971
Total airframe hrs:17132 hours
Cycles:20927 flights
Engine model:Ivchenko AI-25
Fatalities:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Tashkent-Yuzhny Airport (TAS) -   Uzbekistan
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Tashkent-Yuzhny Airport (TAS/UTTT)
Destination airport:Shahrisabz Airport (UTSH)
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The Yak-40 banked sharply to the left after takeoff, struck ground, broke up and caught fire.
The aircraft took off 1 min 16 seconds after an Ilyushin Il-76 (CCCP-76482), encountering its wake vortex.


Soviet Transports
ICAO Adrep Summary 1/88 (#51)


  • 47th worst accident in 1987
  • 27th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 15th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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