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Last updated: 10 December 2019
Datum:xx AUG 1962
Flugzeugtyp:Tupolew Tu-114D
Fluggesellschaft:Aeroflot, Moscow Civil Aviation Directorate
Kennzeichen: CCCP-76479
Werknummer: 628445
Baujahr: 1962
Triebwerk: 4 Kuznetsov NK-12MV
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Moskva-Vnukovo Airport (VKO) (   Russland)
Flugphase: Stehendes (STD)
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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.


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