ASN Aircraft accident Tupolev Tu-114D CCCP-76491 Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO)
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Date:Thursday 17 February 1966
Type:Tupolev Tu-114D
Operator:Aeroflot, International Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-76491
MSN: 64M472
First flight: 1964
Total airframe hrs:93
Engines: 4 Kuznetsov NK-12MV
Crew:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 19
Passengers:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 47
Total:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 66
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) (   Russia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO/UUEE), Russia
Destination airport:Conakry Airport (CKY/DGCY), Guinea
It was snowing as Aeroflot's inaugural service to Conakry (CKY) and Brazzaville (BZV) was prepared for departure. The runway was cleared, but not the entire width. Snow on the runway edges was limiting the visibility of the runway edge lights. Upon takeoff, the Tu-114 struck a snow drift with the left main undercarriage. The pilot banked the plane to the right, causing the no. 3 propeller to strike the runway. The airplane crashed and caught fire.

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Distance from Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport to Conakry Airport as the crow flies is 6731 km (4207 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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