Accident description
Last updated: 21 August 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 1 March 1980
Type:Tupolev 154A
Operator:Aeroflot, West Siberia Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-85103
C/n / msn: 75A-103
First flight: 1975
Total airframe hrs:6922
Cycles:3075
Engines: 3 Kuznetsov NK-8-2U
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 152
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 161
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Orenburg Airport (REN) (   Russia) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Adler/Sochi Airport (AER/URSS), Russia
Destination airport:Orenburg Airport (REN/UWOO), Russia
Narrative:
The Tupolev 154A operated on a flight from Simferopol to Novosibirsk with en route stops at Sochi and Orenburg.
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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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.
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