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Accident description
Last updated: 29 August 2015
Date:Saturday 13 January 1990
Type:Tupolev 134A
Operator:Aeroflot, North Kavkaz Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-65951
C/n / msn: 2351703
First flight: 1972
Total airframe hrs:30755
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 65
Total:Fatalities: 27 / Occupants: 71
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) E of Pervouralsk (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tyumen Airport (TJM/USTR), Russia
Destination airport:Ufa Airport (UFA/UWUU), Russia
Smoke in the rear cargo hold forced the crew to carry out an emergency descent from 10600m. A fire warning for both engines occurred, followed by an electrical failure. The aircraft force landed in snow covered fields.

PROBABLE CAUSE: Short circuit of electrical wiring.


Forced landing outside airport

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Distance from Tyumen Airport to Ufa Airport as the crow flies is 652 km (408 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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