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Last updated: 25 March 2019
Date:Tuesday 14 November 1978
Time:ca 13:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic T154 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev Tu-154B-1
Operator:Aeroflot, International Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-85286
C/n / msn: 78A-286
First flight: 1978
Engines: 3 Kuznetsov NK-8-2U
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 65
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 74
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (ARN) (   Sweden)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (ARN/ESSA), Sweden
Destination airport:Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO/UUEE), Russia
Flightnumber: 212
Aeroflot flight 212 to Moscow had reached rotation speed when the captain felt firm resistance when trying to lift the nose. The captain decided to abort the takeoff with only about 500 meters of runway left. The Tupolev overran runway 26, struck an ILS localizer antenna and went down a slope.


Runway excursion

» Peter Tancred


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Distance from Stockholm-Arlanda Airport to Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport as the crow flies is 1211 km (757 miles).

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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