Plane crash of the Tu-104B near Vnukovo Airport. 1979
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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 landing gear support and the PTS part and the left engine were found on the same straight line at a distance from the first strike position 390 and 295, respectively, to the right of the 65 m plane's axis of movement. The destroyed parts of the left plane were scattered at a distance of the first touch of ground position. The nose of the fuselage from 24-th to 153 frames were at a distance of 1 m. The greatest width and length of the spread of debris - 15х375 m. Measurement of actual weather on 160: 550 (after 19 minutes from the air accident) - cloudy 55 m, ZNNXX (later 7 minutes from the air accident) - 150 m cloud, N.N.X. haze, visibility 10 m, ice, visibility according to HV 10 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 avia.pro: Soon, in November 1979 g, all Tu-104 were withdrawn from ekspluattsii in MGA USSR.

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