Narrative:En route from Baku to Leningrad, the flight engineer accidentally disconnected the automatic transferring of fuel of the sump tank. When the sump tank became empty, all three engines stopped. The plane crash-landed near Maksatiha, Tver region.
|Date:||Friday 19 May 1978|
|Operator:||Aeroflot / Azerbaijan|
|C/n / msn:|| 76A-169|
|First flight:|| 1976|
|Total airframe hrs:||3308|
|Engines:|| 3 Kuznetsov NK-8-2U|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 126|
|Total:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 134 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||5 km (3.1 mls) SE of Maksatiha, Tver region (Russia)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Baku-Bina International Airport (BAK/UBBB), Azerbaijan|
|Destination airport:||Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport (LED/ULLI), Russia|
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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 Baku-Bina International Airport to Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport as the crow flies is 2532 km (1582 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.