Narrative:While on approach to Noril'sk, the plane acquired an excessive vertical speed and descended below the glideslope. It impacted terrain in an open field about 470 m from the runway threshold and slid across the frozen ground for about 300 m. The Tu-154 had a high descent speed, maximum forward centre of gravity and slow flying speed. The high descent speed could not be countered by applying maximum elevator trim.
|Date:||Monday 16 November 1981|
|Operator:||Aeroflot, Krasnoyarsk Civil Aviation Directorate|
|C/n / msn:|| 81A-480|
|First flight:|| 1981|
|Engines:|| 3 Kuznetsov NK-8-2U|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 7|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 95 / Occupants: 160|
|Total:||Fatalities: 99 / Occupants: 167 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Noril'sk Airport (NSK) (Russia)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Krasnoyarsk Airport (KJA/UNKL), Russia|
|Destination airport:||Noril'sk Airport (NSK), Russia|
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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 Krasnoyarsk Airport to Noril'sk Airport as the crow flies is 1472 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.