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Last updated: 4 December 2020
Date:xx AUG 1962
Type:Tupolev Tu-114D
Operator:Aeroflot, Moscow Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-76479
C/n / msn: 628445
First flight: 1962
Engines: 4 Kuznetsov NK-12MV
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Moskva-Vnukovo Airport (VKO) (   Russia)
Phase: Standing (STD)
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Destination airport:-
The Tu-114 was severely damaged when the nose gear suddenly retracted during maintenance at ATB Vnukovo in mid August 1962. A junior engineer was working on the electronics of this aircraft and somehow managed to by-pass the protection mechanism preventing from the gear going up while on the ground.

Damaged on the ground


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