Date & Time: Sep 2, 1989 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Yakovlev Yak-40
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-87509
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Jalal-Abad - Bishkek
MSN:
9 52 11 40
YOM:
1975
Country:
Kyrgyzstan
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
39
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On approach to Bishkek-Manas Airport, captain informed ATC he was not able to lower the gear. Agreed with ATC, crew performed a belly landing on a grassy area at Bishkek Airport. Aircraft slid on a certain distance before coming to rest. While all 43 occupants were uninjured, the aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
The crew was not able to lower the gear due to a general hydraulic failure.