Accident description
Last updated: 24 July 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 17 February 1966
Type:Tupolev 114D
Operator:Aeroflot, International Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-76491
C/n / msn: 64M472
First flight: 1958
Engines: 4 Kuznetsov NK-12MV
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants: 13
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants: 35
Total:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 48
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) (   Russia) show on map
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO/UUEE), Russia
Destination airport:Conakry Airport (CKY/DGCY), Guinea
Narrative:
It was snowing as Aeroflot's inaugural service to Conakry (CKY) and Brazzaville (BZV) was prepared for departure. The runway was cleared, but not the entire width. Snow on the runway edges was limiting the visibility of the runway edge lights. Upon takeoff, the Tu-114 struck a snow drift with the left main undercarriage. The pilot banked the plane to the right, causing the nr.3 propeller to strike the runway. The airplane crashed and caught fire.

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» airdisaster.ru


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Distance from Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport to Conakry Airport as the crow flies is 6731 km (4207 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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