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Last updated: 1 December 2015
Date:Saturday 30 June 1962
Type:Tupolev 104A
Operator:Aeroflot, Far East Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-42370
C/n / msn: 86601301
First flight: 1958
Total airframe hrs:3726
Engines: 2 Mikulin AM-3M
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 76 / Occupants: 76
Total:Fatalities: 84 / Occupants: 84
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Voznesenka, Krasnoyarsk region (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Irkutsk Airport (IKT/UIII), Russia
Destination airport:Omsk Airport (OMS/UNOO), Russia
The Tupolev 104A operated Aeroflot flight 902 from Khabarovsk to Moscow. En route stops were planned at Irkutsk and Omsk. En route to Omsk, while at the cruising altitude of 8800 m the aircraft went into a tail spin and crashed in the taiga.
It was established that the aircraft had been hit by a surface-to-air missile that had penetrated the fuselage.
The missile had been fired during an air defence exercise in the Magansk area. It went astray after passing through a storm front and headed for the Tu-104.

Shot down from the ground
Loss of control

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Distance from Irkutsk Airport to Omsk Airport as the crow flies is 2039 km (1275 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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