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Last updated: 14 December 2018
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Date:Wednesday 21 October 1981
Type:Silhouette image of generic T154 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev Tu-154B
Operator:Malev Hungarian Airlines
Registration: HA-LCF
C/n / msn: 75A-126
First flight: 1975
Total airframe hrs:8983
Cycles:5642
Engines: 3 Kuznetsov NK-8-2U
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 81
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Praha-Ruzyne Airport (PRG) (   Czech Republic)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM), Netherlands
Destination airport:Praha-Ruzyne International Airport (PRG/LKPR), Czech Republic
Flightnumber: 641
Narrative:
After a PAR approach to Prague, the crew were high on the glideslope, and passed the runway threshold at 80 m instead of 20 m. The pilot reduced engine thrust and deployed the spoilers, which is not allowed at a height over 5 m. The airplane smashed onto the runway with a 4 g acceleration force. It subsequently broke in two.

Sources:
» E-mail Ivan Rado, 15-2-2007
» Soviet Transports


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Distance from Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport to Praha-Ruzyne International Airport as the crow flies is 700 km (437 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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