"The nose leg extension system failed. Moisture disabled the relay. Indeed, the nose leg can be extended manually, but you have to wait 40 seconds. The pilot did not do that. The failure reason was found and designing documents were updated. This case was taken into account for manufacturing issues. Also, the failure has been fixed on the operable jets", said a source involved in the Yak-130 designing.On the same day, June 21, the similar accident happened in the Krasnodar Region, near Armavir. Another Yak-130 forcedly landed after the training flight. In that case, however, the reason was a piloting error, said the interviewee.
Yak-130 is designed for training of pilot cadets at various flight and weapon-use modes typical for 4G and 5G aircraft. The airplane can be also used as a light assault jet.
As of today, Russian Airspace Force operates about 100 trainers of Yak-130 type.