Plane crash of Tu-154 at the airport in Prague. 1973
Plane crash of Tu-154 at the airport in Prague. 1973

Plane crash of Tu-154 TSUMVS the Prague airport

  • Date of the crash: 19.02.1973, the
  • The time of the crash: 10: 07
  • Country plane crash: Czechoslovakia
  • Place the plane crash: airport Praha
  • Type of aircraft: Tu-154
  • Registration of aircraft: CCCP85023
  • Name of air carrier Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Subdivision: MC MBC

Chronology of events: In the inverted position the fuselage stayed in 75 meters to the right axis and 50 m from the runway threshold, the fire spread rapidly. Firefighters arrived at the scene in 09: 09 and localized fire to 09: 20. By that time it had destroyed most of the fuselage, first, middle, and tail. 62 4 passenger and flight attendant were killed (17 - Czechoslovakia, Soviet citizens 37, 5 -cube and one of the GDR, Poland, Romania). 15 3 passengers and crew members were seriously injured, the other passengers and crew members were not injured. Current weather: intermittent snowfall, visibility 5 km, wind 6-8 m / s, 260 degree temperature 0 ° C.

Data on victims:

  • Total on board were people 100: 13 87 crew members and passengers. Total killed 66 people: crew 4, 62 passengers.
Details of the crash:
  • Phase of flight: the approach
  • Identified causes of the crash: the causes are unknown
Data on the plane:
  • Brand aircraft Tu-154
  • Aircraft ID: CCCP-85023
  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR
  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: September 1972 city
  • Serial number of the aircraft: 72A023
  • Hours aircraft: 459
  • The cycles of use of the aircraft: 261
Flight data:
  • Tour type: Regular passenger
  • The aviation company Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Subdivision: MC MBC
  • The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR
  • I flew from Moscow (Sheremetyevo)
  • I flew to Prague
  • Original item: Moscow (Sheremetyevo)
  • A final point: Prague