Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 29 June 2016
Narrative: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.
|Date:||Saturday 30 June 1962|
|Operator:||Aeroflot, Far East Civil Aviation Directorate|
|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|
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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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
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.