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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Yak Accident


Thread: [Acro] Yak Accident

Message: [Acro] Yak Accident

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From: "Richard Goode" <richard.goode at>

Date: Fri, 07 Jun 2002 13:34:12 UTC


Yak Accident

Looking at the accidents reported by Bill Halverson, reminds me that one does need to be analytical about these sorts of statistics. For example one accident listed was in the UK with a Yak-50 - but a mid-air collision with a Cessna - could have been any aeroplane!

The simple fact is, that given their intended use, aerobatic aeroplanes tend, on one hand to be flown by more competent pilots, but also, on the other get involved in "aerobatic type" accidents.

Structurally the Yak-55 is incredibly strong and no failures have been known. This is also true of the Yak-52 with 59 and 60 Service Bulletins.

Richard Goode

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