Accident Yakovlev Yak-40 CCCP-87803, Friday 11 October 1985
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Date:Friday 11 October 1985
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Yakovlev Yak-40
Owner/operator:Aeroflot / Georgia
Registration: CCCP-87803
MSN: 9230923
Year of manufacture:1972
Engine model:Ivchenko AI-25
Fatalities:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:47 km W of Kutaisi -   Georgia
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Kutaisi Airport (KUT/UGKO)
Destination airport:Poti Airport (UGSP)
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The Yak-40 should have climbed to 2400 m after takeoff, but was instructed to maintain 300 m because of an Antonov An-24 landing at a neighbouring airport. Bad weather was encountered when changing heading in an area of mountainous terrain. The aircraft collided with a mountain slope near Mikha-Tskhakaya.
The aircraft operated on a flight from Tbilisi to Poti with en en route stop at Kutaisi.


Soviet Transports
ICAO Adrep Summary 6/93 (#19)


  • 30th worst accident in 1985
  • 24th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 13th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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