Accident
Last updated: 1 August 2014
Status:
Datum:woensdag 21 augustus 1963
Tijd:12:15
Type:Tupolev 124
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Aeroflot, Moscow Civil Aviation Directorate
Registratie: CCCP-45021
Constructienummer: 2350701
Bouwjaar: 1962
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 7
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 45
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 52
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Neva River (   Rusland)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Tallinn-Ülemiste Airport (TLL/EETN), Estland
Vliegveld van aankomst:Moskva-Vnukovo Airport (VKO/UUWW), Rusland
Beschrijving:
The Tupolev took off from Tallinn at 08:55 and it appeared the undercarriage didn't retract. The flight diverted to Leningrad (because of fog at Tallinn) at low altitude. At 11:00 the aircraft started to circle the city at 1650 feet. The eighth and last was started at 12:10 when, at 13 miles from the airport, the no. 1 engine quit. The remaining engine quit shortly thereafter and a ditch was carried out in the 300 metres wide River Neva. All passengers remained on aboard as the floating aircraft was towed ashore.

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» Ditch or crash-land?/B.W. Townshend, 1965 (47-49)


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Tallinn-Ülemiste Airport en Moskva-Vnukovo Airport bedraagt 847 km (529 miles).

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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