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Last updated: 20 November 2018
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Date:Monday 3 September 1962
Time:04:42
Type:Tupolev Tu-104A
Operator:Aeroflot, Far East Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-42366
C/n / msn: 86601103
First flight: 1958
Total airframe hrs:4426
Cycles:1760
Engines: 2 Mikulin AM-3M
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 79 / Occupants: 79
Total:Fatalities: 86 / Occupants: 86
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:96 km (60 mls) NE of Khabarovsk (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Khabarovsk-Novy Airport (KHV/UHHH), Russia
Destination airport:Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Airport (PKC/UHPP), Russia
Flightnumber: 03
Narrative:
The Tu-104 was climbing through an altitude 4500 m when it experienced severe airframe vibration. The aircraft rolled and yawed uncontrollably before the crew lost control. The plane entered an uncontrolled descent and crashed in a swampy area.
The Investigation Commission could not determine the cause of the disaster. It was deemed possible that activating the auto-pilot could lead to control issues in specific situations.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» Airdisaster.ru


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Distance from Khabarovsk-Novy Airport to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Airport as the crow flies is 1692 km (1057 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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