Narrative:The Tupolev 154A operated on a flight from Simferopol to Novosibirsk with en route stops at Sochi and Orenburg.
|Date:||Saturday 1 March 1980|
|Operator:||Aeroflot, West Siberia Civil Aviation Directorate|
|C/n / msn:|| 75A-103|
|First flight:|| 1975|
|Total airframe hrs:||6922|
|Engines:|| 3 Kuznetsov NK-8-2U|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 152|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 161 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Orenburg Airport (REN) (Russia)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Adler/Sochi Airport (AER/URSS), Russia|
|Destination airport:||Orenburg Airport (REN/UWOO), Russia|
While on approach to Orenburg Airport, the flight deviated from the glide path. The approach was continued and the airplane touched down at 3 g, 68 metres before the runway threshold. The airplane bounced and touched down again at 3.9 g, 635 metres further on, causing the fuselage to break in two.
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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 Adler/Sochi Airport to Orenburg Airport as the crow flies is 1471 km (920 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.