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Plane crash of the Tu-124V in the Tambov region. 1979
Plane crash of the Tu-124V in the Tambov region. 1979

Plane crash of the Tu-124V Volga CAA in the Tambov region

  • Date of the crash: 29.08.1979 of

  • Time of the crash: 00:26

  • Country of the crash: the USSR

  • Location of the crash: Tambov region, Kirsanov Near

  • aircraft Brand: Tu-124V

  • Registration of aircraft: CCCP45038

  • Name of air carrier: Aeroflot (USSR)

  • Subdivision: Privolzhskoye CAA, OAO Kazan

  • Flight: 5484

Chronology of events:

As a result of research in the State Research Institute of ERAT GA, it was established that the flaps on the train were released at 30 degrees. The flap control switches of the right and left pilot were in working order. The handle of the switch of the control switch of the flap of the left pilot was not at the moment of failure in the grooves of the neutral position of the switch (it was not possible to determine whether it was in the cleaning or flap release position at the time of destruction). In the junction box, all the flap control relays and the electric flap drive mechanism MPZ-18 were in working order. It was not possible to determine the operability of the safety devices for the flap network of the 1 and 2 flaps before the impact due to their severe damage. All the destruction of the aircraft's structural elements took place as a result of the impact of single loads, which exceed the calculated ones. The left and right distribution boxes of the electric flap control system and electrical wiring for the 18-35 frames were not found due to the spread of debris over a large area above the water surfaces and swampy woodland.

Data on victims:

  • Total on board were people 63: 5 58 crew members and passengers. Total killed 63 people: crew 5, 58 passengers.

Details of the crash:

  • Phase of flight: Horizontal (cruising) flight

  • Identified causes of the crash: crew error, design deficiencies

Data on the plane:

  • aircraft Brand: Tu-124V

  • Aircraft ID: CCCP45038

  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR

  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 12.02.1963

  • The serial number of the aircraft: 3351003

  • Hours aircraft: 23232

  • The cycles of use of the aircraft: 18369

  • Engines: S85404019 S85304011

Flight data:

  • Flight: 5484

  • Tour type: Regular passenger

  • The aviation company Aeroflot (USSR)

  • Division: Privolzhskoye CAA, OAO Kazan

  • The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR

  • Flying from: Kiev (Borispol)

  • Flying in: Kazan

  • Original item: Odessa

  • A final point: Kazan

Additional information:

Information about the crew:

  • KBC Gennady Ivanovich Vorobiev

  • second pilot Gennady Afonin

  • navigator Gennady Ivanovich Ponomarev

  • mechanic Petro Stadnyk

  • steward Nadezhda Lobashova