Narrative:The Tupolev landed at Ufa with the wheel brakes locked. As a result all tyres ruptured on landing and the flight ran off the side of the runway. The left main landing gear broke, causing the left wing to strike the runway. A fuel tank ruptured and a fire erupted.
|Date:||Saturday 19 May 1979|
|Operator:||Aeroflot / Moldova|
|C/n / msn:|| 18117|
|First flight:|| 1974|
|Total airframe hrs:||9994|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 83|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 89 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Ufa Airport (UFA) ( Russia)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Novosibirsk-Tolmachevo Airport (OVB/UNNN), Russia|
|Destination airport:||Ufa Airport (UFA/UWUU), Russia|
The airplane operated a scheduled passenger service from Novosibirsk to Chisinau via Ufa.
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Distance from Novosibirsk-Tolmachevo Airport to Ufa Airport as the crow flies is 1694 km (1059 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.