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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
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Date:Thursday 16 September 1971
Time:11:43
Type:Silhouette image of generic T134 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev 134
Operator:Malev Hungarian Airlines
Registration: HA-LBD
C/n / msn: 9350801
First flight: 1969
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 41 / Occupants: 41
Total:Fatalities: 49 / Occupants: 49
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Kiev-Borispol Airport (KBP) (   Ukraine)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Budapest-Ferihegy Airport (BUD/LHBP), Hungary
Destination airport:Kiev-Borispol Airport (KBP/UKBB), Ukraine
Flightnumber: 110
Narrative:
Approaching Kiev, a generator failure forced the crew to switch to batteries for power supply. Foggy weather then forced the crew to abort two approaches. The Tupolev then crashed and broke up.

Sources:
» Soviet Transports


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Distance from Budapest-Ferihegy Airport to Kiev-Borispol Airport as the crow flies is 903 km (564 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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