Narrative:The Ilyuhsin 114 was taxiing for takeoff at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport when a strong gust of wind caused the rudder to become wedged in a full left deflection. The crew noted difficulties in maintaining direction and the flight engineer suggested to return to the stand. The captain however decided to continue. During takeoff direction was maintained by using right main gear brakes. Shortly after liftoff the plane yawed to the left and collided with the airport perimeter wall, bursting into flames.
Loss of control
» CONCLUSION on the aviation incident with the aircraft Tu-134SX Ra -65929 / Ministry of Transport letter 06.05.2004, No. 22.15-570
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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 Moskva-Domodedovo Airport to Tashkent Airport as the crow flies is 2745 km (1716 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.