Narrative:A fire broke out in the nr.1 engine. The crew began orbiting to burn up fuel but the fire reached the fuel tank. At a height of 300m the fuel tank exploded. The crew lost control and the airplane crashed.
|Date:||Thursday 13 January 1977|
|Operator:||Aeroflot, Far East Civil Aviation Directorate|
|C/n / msn:|| 86601203|
|First flight:|| 1958|
|Total airframe hrs:||27189|
|Engines:|| 2 Mikulin AM-3M|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 90 / Occupants: 90|
|Total:||Fatalities: 96 / Occupants: 96 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||3,5 km (2.2 mls) from Alma-Ata Airport (ALA) (Kazakhstan)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Novosibirsk-Tolmachevo Airport (OVB/UNNN), Russia|
|Destination airport:||Alma-Ata Airport (ALA/UAAA), Kazakhstan|
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Distance from Novosibirsk-Tolmachevo Airport to Alma-Ata Airport as the crow flies is 1348 km (843 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.