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Last updated: 3 April 2020
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Datum:Montag 19 Februar 1973
Zeit:09:06 UTC
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic T154 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolew Tu-154
Fluggesellschaft:Aeroflot, International Civil Aviation Directorate
Kennzeichen: CCCP-85023
Werknummer: 72A023
Baujahr: 1972
Betriebsstunden:459
Anzahl Zyklen der Zelle:261
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 13
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 62 / Insassen: 87
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 66 / Insassen: 100
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:0,5 km (0.3 Meilen) NE of Praha-Ruzyne International Airport (PRG) (   Tschechische Republik)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO/UUEE), Russland
Flug nach:Praha-Ruzyne International Airport (PRG/LKPR), Tschechische Republik
Flugnummer: 141
Unfallbericht:
While on an ILS approach to runway 25, the aircraft suddenly descended below the glide slope and struck the ground nose wheel-first, 467 m short of the runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Owing to the high degree of destruction and total disintegration of the aircraft in the crash and ensuing fire it was not possible to establish the precise cause of the accident. The influence of unexpected atmospheric turbulence during the aircraft's final approach cannot be entirely ruled out."

Informationsquelle:
» ICAO Circular 132-AN/93 (50-62)
» L+K magazine (May 2013)


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Distance from Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport to Praha-Ruzyne International Airport as the crow flies is 1658 km (1036 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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