Narrative:A Tupolev 104B passenger jet was destroyed when it crashed shortly after takeoff from Sverdlovsk (now named Ekaterinburg), Russia. All 100 passengers and eight crew members were killed.
|Date:||Sunday 30 September 1973|
|Operator:||Aeroflot / Uzbekistan|
|C/n / msn:|| 021904|
|First flight:|| 1960|
|Total airframe hrs:||20582|
|Engines:|| 2 Mikulin AM-3M-500|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 100 / Occupants: 100|
|Total:||Fatalities: 108 / Occupants: 108 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||10 km (6.3 mls) SW of Sverdlovsk-Koltsovo Airport (SVX) ( Russia)
|Phase:|| Initial climb (ICL)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Sverdlovsk-Koltsovo Airport (SVX/USSS), Russia|
|Destination airport:||Omsk Airport (OMS/UNOO), Russia|
Aeroflot flight 3932 took off at 20:33 on a 256° heading. The crew were instructed to make a procedure left turn after takeoff and climb to 1500 m. The airplane climbed through the clouds and the crew initiated the procedure turn. The bank angle was sharp at 35-40 degrees. At 20:37, at an altitude of 1200 m, the bank angle increased to 75-80 degrees. Control was lost and the plane descended at a rate of 75 m/sec. It crashed into a forest and burst into flames.
It appeared that the Tu-104 suffered a failure of the AC power to the artificial horizons.
Flight SU3932 covered the route Sverdlovsk-Omsk-Novosibirsk-Chita-Khabarovsk-Vladivostok.
Loss of control
» Soviet Transports
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Sverdlovsk-Koltsovo Airport to Omsk Airport as the crow flies is 798 km (499 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.