Aeroflot Flight 505
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An Aeroflot, Yak-40, similar to the one involved.
|Date||Jan 16, 1987|
|Summary||Wake vortex encounter leading to crash|
|Aircraft type||Yakovlev Yak-40|
|Flight origin||Tashkent Airport, Uzbekistan|
Aeroflot Flight 505 crashed after take-off in Tashkent. Flight 505 was an early morning flight from Tashkent to Shahrisabz, both in the Uzbek SSR, now Uzbekistan. The flight took off just one and a half minutes after an Ilyushin Il-76, encountering its wake vortex. The Yakovlev Yak-40 then banked sharply to the right, struck the ground, and caught fire. All 9 people on board died.
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