Plane crash of Tu-154 on Svalbard. 1996
Plane crash of Tu-154 on Svalbard. 1996

Plane crash of Tu-154 airlines 'Vnukovo Airlines' on Svalbard

  • Date of the crash: 29.08.1996, the

  • The time of the crash: 10: 22

  • Country plane crash: Norway

  • Place the crash: Spitsbergen, city Operafellet, 14 km from the airport Longyearbyen

  • Type of aircraft: Tu-154M

  • Registration of aircraft: RA85621

  • Aviation company name: Vnukovo Airlines

  • Flight: 2801

Chronology of events:

The plane performed a charter flight with miners and members of their families. Before the decrease, the crew was prepared for landing on the 10 strip, but received instructions for landing in a reverse course - to the 28 strip. Two attempts by the crew to request a landing approach on the 10 lane were not understood due to language difficulties. The aircraft dived to the left at the approach approach to 3700 m from the circuit. The airplane after the fourth turn crossed the glide path and subsequently evaded to 2 800 m to the right. At an altitude of 1500 m above sea level, the crew began to turn on the glide path and then released the flaps. But the plane did not come out to the glide path, but continued the descent to the right of it by a course approximately parallel to the glide path. Then, at 3700 on the right of the glide path, the crew performed a series of dodges, trying to get out on it. The plane over the mountainous region was at a dangerous height in the turbulence zone. For 9 seconds from the disaster, the SOS worked. The crew began climbing, but the plane collided with the slope of Mount Operafjellet at an altitude of 907 m, located at 3700 on the right glide path at a distance of 14200 m from the entrance end of the strip. The weather is cloudy with tears, rain.

Plane crash of Tu-154 on Svalbard. 1996

Data on victims:

  • Total on board were people 141: 11 130 crew members and passengers. Total killed 141 people: crew 11, 130 passengers.

Details of the crash:

  • Phase of flight: the approach

  • Identified causes of the crash: crew error

Data on the plane:

  • Brand aircraft Tu-154M

  • Aircraft ID: RA85621

  • Country where registered aircraft: Russia

  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 1986

  • The serial number of the aircraft: 86A742

Flight data:

  • Flight: 2801

  • Flight type: Chartered passenger

  • Aviation Company: Vnukovo Airlines

  • The country, which was registered aviation company: Russia

  • I flew from Moscow (Vnukovo)

  • Flying in: Longyearbyen

  • Original item: Moscow (Vnukovo)

  • A final point: Longyearbyen

The details:

The findings, which investigated plane crash

The crew continued to decline evasion schemes call without having confidence in the correctness of his approach, instead of missed or eliminate evasion at a safe height.

Additional information:

Information about the crew:

  • Evgeny Nikolaev 01-11-52 - FAC

  • Boris Fedorovich Sudarev - the co-pilot

  • Igor Akimov P. 1946 born - Navigator

  • Anatoly Matveevich Karapetrov born in 1958 - Flight engineer

  • Yuri Tikhonov 29-12-64

  • Catherine A. Lantsova 04-10-69

  • Olga I. Kozhevnikov 1965 born

  • Natalia Kustarev 31-10-62

  • Michael M. Korotkin 12-01-55

  • Gennady A. Alekseev born in 1941

  • Alexander M. Dushkin born in 1972