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Accident
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:
Datum:donderdag 22 maart 1979
Tijd:00:57
Type:Silhouette image of generic T134 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev 134A
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Aeroflot / Latvia
Registratie: CCCP-65031
Constructienummer: 48530
Bouwjaar: 1976
Aantal vlieguren:5838
Aantal vluchten:3894
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 5
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:1,5 km (0.9 mijl) NE of Liepaya Airport (LPX) (   Letland)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Gorkiy Airport (GOJ/UWGG), Rusland
Vliegveld van aankomst:Liepaya Airport (LPX/EVLA), Letland
Beschrijving:
The Tupolev 134 departed Omsk on a cargo flight to Liepaya with an en-route stop at Gorkiy (now Nizhniy Novgorod). The crew carried out an approach at night in conditions of snow and rain (visibility 900 meters). The approach was unstabilized and the plane descended too fast, below the glide slope. At a height of 180 m the crew switched off the autopilot. The plane had deviated to the right of the localizer, and the vertical speed has increased up to 8 m/s. The crew tried to establish visual contact to the ground and to banked to the left. At height of 60 m the power levers were advanced to takeoff thrust, but was already too late. At 00:57 (Moscow time) the Tu-134 clipped trees 1690 m from the runway threshold and 155 m to the right of its extended centerline at height of 10-12 m. Then it turned left, banking 45-degrees and crashed into a railway embankment at height of 2 m, disintegrated and caught fire.

Probable Cause:

The air traffic controller had allowed the landing when the weather was below minima. Also, the plane had been overloaded by 752 kg and the center of gravity was past the maximum forward limit.

Bronnen:
» Soviet Transports
» Dmitriy Yertsov


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Gorkiy Airport en Liepaya Airport bedraagt 1381 km (863 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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