Plane crash of Tu-104A from Khabarovsk Airport. 1958
Plane crash of Tu-104A from Khabarovsk Airport. 1958

Plane crash of the Tu-104A Muta CAF in 215 km from Khabarovsk airport

  • Date of the crash: 15.08.1958, the
  • The time of the crash: 22: 20
  • Country of the crash: the USSR
  • Location of the crash: the Khabarovsk Territory, 31 km northwest Talakan, Khabarovsk region
  • Type of aircraft: Tu-104A
  • Registration of aircraft: SSSRL5442
  • Name of air carrier Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division: Moscow department of transport aircraft CAF (CAF Muta), 200 Aorses
  • Moscow Department of Transport Aviation CAF (CAF Muta), 200 Aorses
  • Flight: 04 

Chronology of events:

Chassis in collision with the ground were released. Judging by everything, the landing gear fell off at the time of the aircraft's transfer to large angles of attack by ascending currents and accelerated the loss of speed before stalling. In the collision with the earth, the engines did not work. Probably, their stop took place at the time of the plane crash. This made it more difficult to bring the aircraft into normal flight mode. The difficult situation in which the crew found themselves after the stall was aggravated by the fact that the crew at night did not have the means to produce a spatial orientation due to the overshooting of the horizon.

Data on victims:

Total on board were people 64: 10 54 crew members and passengers. Total killed 64 people: crew 10, 54 passengers.

Details of the crash:

  • Phase of flight: Horizontal (cruising) flight
  • Identify the causes of the crash: ATC error, shortcomings in the design, crew error
Data on the plane:
  • aircraft Brand: Tu-104A
  • Aircraft ID: USSR-L5442
  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR
  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 28.11.1957
  • Serial number of the aircraft: 7350303
  • Hours aircraft: 1041
  • The cycles of use of the aircraft: 401
  • Engines: A 731069 812106 With
Flight data:
  • Flight: 04
  • Tour type: Regular passenger
  • The aviation company Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division: Moscow department of transport aircraft CAF (CAF Muta), 200 Aorses
  • The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR
  • Flying from: Khabarovsk (New)
  • Flying in: Irkutsk
  • Original item: Khabarovsk (New)
  • A final point: Moscow (Vnukovo)
Additional information:
Information about the crew:
  • Pavel Fedorovich Barabanov - FAC
  • Alexander Veniaminovich Bdoyan - the co-pilot
  • Makar Makarovich Lazorko - navigator
  • Victor G. Drigo - navigator trainee
  • Gleb A. Maslennikov - mechanic
  • Vasily Yefimovich Martynov - mechanic trainee
  • G. Alexander Anikin - radio operator
  • Vladimir Yefimov - steward
  • Eugene F. Karnacheva - steward
  • Tamara Fedorovna Schepinova - steward