Narrative:The Tu-124 was on approach to Murmanks (MMK) when it flew into the side of a hill. The airplane slid down the snow-covered slope. Five occupants died on impact, six others died due to the low temperatures while they were awaiting rescue workers.
|Date:||29 JAN 1970|
|Operator:||Aeroflot, Northern Civil Aviation Directorate|
|C/n / msn:|| 5351706|
|First flight:|| 1965|
|Total airframe hrs:||7425|
|Engines:|| 2 Soloviev D-20P|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 6|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 32|
|Total:||Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 38 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||29 km (18.1 mls) from Murmansk-Kilpyavr Airport (Russia)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport (LED/ULLI), Russia|
|Destination airport:||Murmansk-Kilpyavr Airport, Russia|
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display the exact flight path.
Distance from Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport to Murmansk-Kilpyavr Airport as the crow flies is 1031 km (644 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.