ASN Aircraft accident Tupolev Tu-124 CCCP-45019 Volgograd Airport (VOG)
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Date:Thursday 7 March 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic t124 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev Tu-124
Operator:Aeroflot, North Kavkaz Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-45019
MSN: 2350504
First flight: 1962
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 44
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 49
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Volgograd Airport (VOG) (   Russia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Volgograd Airport (VOG/URWW), Russia
Destination airport:Rostov Airport (ROV/URRR), Russia
A Tupolev 124 passenger plane, operated by Aeroflot's North Kavkaz division was destroyed in an accident at Volgograd Airport (VOG), Russia. One crew member was killed, the remaining 48 occupants survived.
During takeoff the crew inadvertently activated the spoilers. The airplane lost lift and struck the ground at a distance of 1640 m from the runway threshold and 83 meters to the left side. The fuselage is split into three parts.
It was concluded that the spoiler switch was poorly placed on the steering column of the Tu-124, allowing the pilot to activate the switch inadvertently.

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Distance from Volgograd Airport to Rostov Airport as the crow flies is 374 km (234 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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