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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Date:Sunday 28 June 1981
Type:Silhouette image of generic T134 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev 134A
Operator:Aeroflot / Ukraine
Registration: CCCP-65871
C/n / msn: 28311
First flight: 1975
Total airframe hrs:11492
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Simferopol Airport (SIP) (   Ukraine)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Kiev-Borispol Airport (KBP/UKBB), Ukraine
Destination airport:Simferopol Airport (SIP/UKFF), Ukraine
A wheel on starboard main gear overheated during an aborted takeoff at Kiev-Borispol. The Tupolev took off again for Simferopol. After touchdown the tyre exploded, puncturing a fuel tank and causing a massive fire.

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Distance from Kiev-Borispol Airport to Simferopol Airport as the crow flies is 627 km (392 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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