Accident description
Last updated: 25 July 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 30 August 1983
Time:20:17
Type:Tupolev 134A
Operator:Aeroflot, Privolzhsk Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-65129
C/n / msn: 60630
First flight: 1978
Total airframe hrs:9976
Cycles:6515
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) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Chelyabinsk Airport (CEK/USCC), Russia
Destination airport:Alma-Ata Airport (ALA/UAAA), Kazakhstan
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.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» Dmitriy Yertsov


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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 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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