Plane crash of the Tu-104B near Vnukovo Airport. 1979
Plane crash of the Tu-104B near Vnukovo Airport. 1979

Plane crash of the Tu-104B Ukrainian CAA at the airport Vnukovo

  • Date of the crash: 17.03.1979 of

  • Time of the crash: 19:48

  • Country of the crash: the USSR

  • Location of the crash: Moscow region, near Vnukovo airport, near Kiev highway

  • aircraft Brand: Tu-104B

  • Registration of aircraft: CCCP42444

  • Name of air carrier: Aeroflot (USSR)

  • Subdivision: Ukrainian CAA of Odessa

  • Flight: 1691

Chronology of events:

The left part of the landing gear and SUNGLASSES and the left engine found on a straight line at a distance from the position of the first strike, respectively 390 and 295 meters to the right of the axis of the aircraft 65 m. Destroy parts of the plane were left scattered on the distance 24h153 m from the position of first contact with the ground. Nose Fuselage with 1-till 15 frames were at a distance of 375 m. Maximum width and length of the scatter debris - 160h550 m. The measurement of actual weather in the 19: 55 (later 7 minutes from Incidents) - Clear 150 m, 10 / 10, rain, haze, visibility 1020 m, ice, visibility on the JVI 1940 m.

Plane crash of the Tu-104B near Vnukovo Airport. 1979

Data on victims:

  • Total on board were people 119: 6 113 crew members and passengers. Total killed 58 people: crew 1, 57 passengers.

Details of the crash:

  • Phase of flight: approach

  • Identify the causes of the crash: equipment failure, crew error, deficiencies in the design of the weather conditions.

Data on the plane:

  • aircraft Brand: Tu-104B

  • Aircraft ID: CCCP42444

  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR

  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 19.09.1958

  • The serial number of the aircraft: 921001

  • Hours aircraft: 24356

  • The cycles of use of the aircraft: 14118

  • Engines: O53202007 A5220040

Flight data:

  • Flight: 1691

  • Tour type: Regular passenger

  • The aviation company Aeroflot (USSR)

  • Division: Ukrainian CAA of Odessa

  • The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR

  • I flew from Moscow (Vnukovo)

  • Flying in: Odessa

  • Original item: Moscow (Vnukovo)

  • A final point: Odessa

Additional information:

Plane crash of the Tu-104B near Vnukovo Airport. 1979

Information about the crew:

  • KBC Viktor Aksyutin

  • the co-pilot Alex S. Gubanov

  • navigator Victor Hovhannisyan Gevorgovich

  • flight engineer Valery Luschan

  • flight attendants

  • Tamara Khruleva (died)

  • Note Soon, in November 1979 g, all Tu-104 were withdrawn from ekspluattsii in MGA USSR.