Date & Time: Jul 25, 1996 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Yakovlev Yak-40
Operator:
Registration:
RA-87573
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Freetown - Monrovia
MSN:
9 22 05 22
YOM:
1972
Country:
Liberia
Region:
Africa
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On a flight from Freetown to Monrovia (Liberia) when got caught in a wind shear on final approach to Monrovia and touched down 5 metres before the runway threshold (0.8-1 meter below the surface of the runway). Left main gear broke and the left wing was damaged. All occupants escaped unhurt but aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Wind shear on final.