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Last updated: 14 November 2018
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Datum:Montag 1 September 1975
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic T134 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolew Tu-134
Fluggesellschaft:Interflug
Kennzeichen: DM-SCD
Werknummer: 9350702
Baujahr: 1969
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 24 / Insassen: 28
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 27 / Insassen: 34
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Leipzig Airport (LEJ) (   Deutschland)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Stuttgart-Echterdingen Airport (STR/EDDS), Deutschland
Flug nach:Leipzig Airport (LEJ/EDDP), Deutschland
Unfallbericht:
The Tupolev was on a Precision Approach Radar (PAR) approach to Leipzig. The radar controller however failed to monitor the flight during the last 3200 metres. Also the crew did not check the decision height for their approach to Leipzig. The Tupolev descended below the glide path, struck a radio mast short of the runway and crashed.
The captain was sentenced to 5 years in prison, the other crew members and the radar controller to 3 years each.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Das Flugzeug kollidierte infolge Unterschreitung der Mindestflughöhe mit dem Antennenmast in der Höhe von 2-3 m über dem Erdboden. Dabei wurde die linke Tragfläche beschädigt und das linke Triebwerk herausgerissen. Danach drehte das Flugzeug um die Längsachse und schlug auf dem Erdboden auf."
Translated: The airplane collided with the antenna at a height of 2-3 m above the ground, because it was flying below the minimum flight altitude. The left wing was damaged and the left engine separated. Afterwards the airplane turned around the longitudinal axis and impacted the ground.

Informationsquelle:
» Soviet Transports
» Flight International 03 January 1976 (4)
» Thomas Brügge
» Weg und Absturz der Interflug / K-D. Seifert


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Distance from Stuttgart-Echterdingen Airport to Leipzig Airport as the crow flies is 370 km (231 miles).

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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