ASN Aircraft accident Tupolev Tu-124V CCCP-45044 Vinniki
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Date:Sunday 23 December 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic t124 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev Tu-124V
Operator:Aeroflot, Moscow Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-45044
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
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Vinniki (   Ukraine)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Lviv-Snilow Airport (LWO/UKLL), Ukraine
Destination airport:Kiev-Borispol Airport (KBP/UKBB), Ukraine
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.

Engine fire
Loss of control

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

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