Narrative:Tupolev 134 CCCP-65129 operated on a flight from Kazan to Alma-Ata via Chelyabinsk. Approaching Alma-Ata, the Tu-134 descended prematurely over mountainous terrain. The GPWS alarm sounded for 23 seconds before the crew took action by initiating a climbing left turn. Two seconds later the airplane collided with the slope of Dolan Mountain at an altitude of 690 m.
|Date:||Tuesday 30 August 1983|
|Operator:||Aeroflot, Privolzhsk Civil Aviation Directorate|
|C/n / msn:|| 60630|
|First flight:|| 1978|
|Total airframe hrs:||9976|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 83 / Occupants: 83|
|Total:||Fatalities: 90 / Occupants: 90 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||36 km (22.5 mls) from Alma-Ata ( Kazakhstan)
|Crash site elevation:|| 690 m (2264 feet) amsl |
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Chelyabinsk Airport (CEK/USCC), Russia|
|Destination airport:||Alma-Ata Airport (ALA/UAAA), Kazakhstan|
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain
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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 Chelyabinsk Airport to Alma-Ata Airport as the crow flies is 1721 km (1076 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.