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Last updated: 17 May 2021
Date:jeudi 16 mars 1961
Type/Sous-type:Tupolev Tu-104B
Compagnie:Aeroflot, West Siberia Civil Aviation Directorate
Immatriculation: CCCP-42438
Numéro de série: 920805
Année de Fabrication: 1959
Heures de vol:1600
Moteurs: 2 Mikulin AM-3M-500
Equipage:victimes: 2 / à bord: 10
Passagers:victimes: 3 / à bord: 41
Total:victimes: 5 / à bord: 51
Victimes au sol:victimes: 2
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:9 km (5.6 milles) W of Sverdlovsk-Koltsovo Airport (SVX) (   Fédération de Russie)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Sverdlovsk-Koltsovo Airport (SVX/USSS), Fédération de Russie
Aéroport de destination:Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport (LED/ULLI), Fédération de Russie
Numéro de vol: 068
A Tupolev 104B sustained substantial damage in an forced landing accident in a pond near Sverdlovsk-Koltsovo Airport (SVX), Russia. There were 41 passengers and ten crew members on board. Three passengers, two crew members and two persons on the ground were killed.
The airplane operated Aeroflot flight 068 from Khabarovsk (KHV) to Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport (LED) with an en route stop at Sverdlovsk-Koltsovo Airport (SVX). The flight took off from runway 27 at Sverdlovsk at 13:08. At an altitude of 130-150 m, upon selection of nominal thrust after takeoff, there was a failure of the right hand engine. This was accompanied by a strong vibration of the fuselage. The crew was not able to determine which engine had failed because they could not read the instruments because of the vibration. One of the crew members tried to manipulate the throttle for the left hand engine in an attempt to hear the difference in engine power and thus to determine which engine had failed. He inadvertently shut down the left hand engine. This caused a rapid loss of altitude, forcing the crew to make an emergency landing on the frozen water of the Nizhneisetsky pond. The airplane touched down fast and slid on the ice for about 870 m. It then slid ashore, striking trees and demolishing a holiday home. It collided with another group of trees and came to rest about 350 meters from the pond and 1220 m from the point of initial contact with the surface of the water. The fuselage broke in three. There was no fire.

Crashed while making an emergency landing on frozen water following double engine failure.



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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Sverdlovsk-Koltsovo Airport et Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport est de 1788 km (1117 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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