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Accident description
Last updated: 21 November 2017
Date:Monday 20 October 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic T134 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev 134A
Operator:Aeroflot, North Kavkaz Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-65766
C/n / msn: 62327
First flight: 1979
Total airframe hrs:16154
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 66 / Occupants: 85
Total:Fatalities: 70 / Occupants: 92
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kuybyshev Airport (KUF) (   Russia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Ekaterinburg-Koltsovo Airport (SVX/USSS), Russia
Destination airport:Kuybyshev Airport (KUF/UWWW), Russia
A 'blind' approach was flown, but the Tupolev descended too low and landed hard at 4,8g. The aircraft left the runway, broke up and caught fire.

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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 Ekaterinburg-Koltsovo Airport to Kuybyshev Airport as the crow flies is 759 km (475 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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