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Plane crash Yak-40 near Leninakan. 1983
Plane crash Yak-40 near Leninakan. 1983

Plane crash Yak-40 Armenian CAA near Leninakan

  • Date of the crash: 19.04.1983 of

  • Time of the crash: 18:09

  • Country of the crash: the USSR

  • Location of the crash: Armenian SSR, was Shishtepe, 41 km northeast of Leninakan Airport

  • aircraft Brand: Yak-40

  • Registration of aircraft: CCCP87291

  • Name of air carrier: Aeroflot (USSR)

  • Subdivision: Armenian CAA Leninakan UAE

  • Flight: E46

Chronology of events:

The crew while reducing up to 3300 m output to drive the aircraft using the airfield ground and airborne RTS has not provided and informed the dispatcher approach that crossed the height 3600 m, was transferred to the frequency range of the controller to work with, his duties are performed by the same manager approach. It is still not having radar control the movement of aircraft allowed to fall to the third turn to 900 m. The plane was actually at a distance of approximately 40 km from the airport. Upon receipt of this command, in 18: 08 crew, unaware of the actual location, the dispatcher informed properly about the flight RNT Leninakan airport, being actually on the side of the airfield and began to perform a maneuver approach. Being in the right turn in 18: 09E, with a roll of 13 degree on the course of about 178 degrees at a speed of 330 km / h the airplane in the clouds collided with Goro Shishtepe (2836 m), the slope is greater than 20 degrees at an altitude of 2523 meters and collapsed completely . The plane crash took place at a distance from a 41 km / erodroma Leninakan having 60 azimuth degrees (between Stepanavan and Spitak).

Current conditions in the area of ​​the scene: cumulonimbus, stratocumulus clouds 5-8 points, height 600-1000 m, average 7-10 points, visibility more than 10 km, the upper edge of 7-8 km, the mountain peaks are often closed. The weather did not affect the outcome of the flight.

Data on victims:

  • Total on board were people 21: 4 17 crew members and passengers. Total killed 21 people: crew 4, 17 passengers.

Details of the crash:

  • A flight stage: reduction

  • Identified causes of the crash: crew error, error ATC

Data on the plane:

  • aircraft Brand: Yak-40

  • aircraft Brand: CCCP87291

  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR

  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 1973

  • Serial number of the aircraft :: 9320628

Flight data:

  • Flight: E-46

  • Tour type: Regular passenger

  • The aviation company Aeroflot (USSR)

  • Unit: Armenian CAA Leninakan UAE

  • The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR

  • Flying from Nalchik

  • Flying in: Leninakan (Gyumri)

  • Original item: Volgograd (Gumrak)

  • A final point: Leninakan (Gyumri)

Additional information:

Information about the crew:

  • KBC RG Baghdasaryan


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