Accident description
Last updated: 18 April 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 3 January 1976
Time:10:05
Type:Tupolev 124V
Operator:Aeroflot, North Kavkaz Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-45037
C/n / msn: 2351002
First flight: 1962
Total airframe hrs:17014
Cycles:14409
Engines: 2 Soloviev D-20P
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 56 / Occupants: 56
Total:Fatalities: 61 / Occupants: 61
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 1
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:7 km (4.4 mls) W of Moskva-Vnukovo Airport (VKO) (   Russia) show on map
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Moskva-Vnukovo Airport (VKO/UUWW), Russia
Destination airport:Minsk-1 International Airport (MHP/UMMM), Belarus
Flightnumber:2003
Narrative:
Immediately after takeoff from Vnukovo Airport, runway 24, the Tu-124 jet aircraft entered clouds. Both artificial horizons then failed. The crew members did not have any visual cues outside the aircraft and lost situational awareness. The airplane banked left until the angle of bank reached about 95 degrees. At a descent rate of 50 m/s the airplane struck the ground, destroying several houses.
Aeroflot Flight 2003 was a flight from Moscow's Vnukovo Airport (VKO) to Minsk-1 Airport (MHP) and Brest (BQT), Belarus.


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Sources:
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» Soviet Transports
» Flight International 24.01.76 (144)


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Distance from Moskva-Vnukovo Airport to Minsk-1 International Airport as the crow flies is 648 km (405 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.
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