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Crash of a Yakovlev Yak-40K in Ust-Kamchatsk

Date & Time: Apr 16, 2011 at 1600 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-88241
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – Ossora
MSN:
9641351
YOM:
1977
Flight number:
PTK123
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
21
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Aircraft was performing flight PTK123 from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Ossora. En route, crew was informed about poor weather conditions at destination and decided to divert to Ust-Kamchatsk Airport. Crew and passengers wait there few moments for weather improvement but finally, they decided to return to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. During the take off roll, captain decided to abort for unknown reason. Unable to stop on the remaining distance (runway 01/19 is 5,660 feet long), aircraft overrun, lost its right main gear and rolled on several yards before coming to rest in about fifty centimeters of snow. All 26 occupants were uninjured while the aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair.