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Last updated: 26 March 2019
Date:Friday 14 January 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic T134 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev Tu-134
Operator:Tupolev Design Bureau
Registration: CCCP-45076
C/n / msn: 0001
First flight: 1964
Engines: 2 Soloviev D-20
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Chkalovsky (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
CCCP-45076, the second Tupolev 134 prototype crashed whilst on trials with the air force scientific test institute NII VVS.
During a test flight the pilot had turned the rudder some twenty-five degrees without reducing speed. The aircraft turned sharply, entered a dive and crashed.

Loss of control

» Soviet Transports
» Tupolev: The Man and His Aircraft / Andrei Kandalov, Paul Duffy , 1996 (ISBN 1560918993)

Follow-up / safety actions
After the accident the Tupolev added a limiter on the rudder control. At speed, the maximum rudder deflection was now five degrees.


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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.
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