Pilot error caused Yak-42 crash – official report

The crash of a Russian Yak-42 airliner that killed 44 people in September was caused by inexperienced pilots inadvertantly applying braking on take-off, causing the aircraft to fail to reach a safe flying speed, investigators from the CIS Interstate Aviation Committee (MAK) said on Wednesday. β€œThe take-off speed decision by the pilot – 190 km/h […]