The Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) investigating the Russian Yak-42 crash at Yaroslavl Airport (IAR) has determined that a series of circumstances—improper crew training, poor coordination between the crew, and the pilots’ failure to follow standard takeoff procedures—caused the Sept. 7 crash. The Yak-42 crashed on takeoff about 2 km. from the IAR runway, killing 44 of the 45 people onboard (ATW Daily News, Sept. 8). One crew member survived. According to the ...

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