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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
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Date:Sunday 23 December 1973
Type:Tupolev 124V
Operator:Aeroflot, Moscow Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-45044
C/n / msn: 3351104
First flight: 1963
Engines: 2 Soloviev D-20P
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Vinniki (   Ukraine)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Lvov-Snilow Airport (LWO/UKLL), Ukraine
Destination airport:Kiev-Borispol Airport (KBP/UKBB), Ukraine
Narrative:
Shortly after takeoff from Lvov, a defective turbine blade in the no. 1 engine failed, resulting in violent vibration of the affected engine rupturing a fuel line and causing an in-flight fire. The aircraft crashed.

Classification:

Loss of control

Sources:
» airdisaster.ru
» Soviet Transports


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Distance from Lvov-Snilow Airport to Kiev-Borispol Airport as the crow flies is 495 km (309 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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