Accident Tupolev Tu-134A CCCP-65856,
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Date:Friday 3 May 1985
Type:Silhouette image of generic T134 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Tupolev Tu-134A
Owner/operator:Aeroflot / Estonia
Registration: CCCP-65856
MSN: 23253
Year of manufacture:1975
Total airframe hrs:18548 hours
Cycles:12306 flights
Fatalities:Fatalities: 79 / Occupants: 79
Other fatalities:15
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Zolochiv -   Ukraine
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Tallinn-Ülemiste Airport (TLL/EETN)
Destination airport:Lviv-Snilow Airport (LWO/UKLL)
The Tupolev 134, descending for Lvov, collided with an Air Force Antonov 26 (101 red) which had just taken off from Lvov.
The head-on collision occurred at an altitude of FL130

PROBABLE CAUSE: Violations of air traffic control rules by the civil approach and the military controllers due to misidentification of the location of both aircraft in the area of the navigational station.


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