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Last updated: 5 April 2020
Datum:Samstag 17 Juli 1976
Flugzeugtyp:Tupolew Tu-104A
Fluggesellschaft:Aeroflot, East Siberia Civil Aviation Directorate
Kennzeichen: CCCP-42335
Werknummer: 76600501
Baujahr: 1957
Triebwerk: 2 Mikulin AM-3M
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 110
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 117
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:0,3 km (0.2 Meilen) W of Chita Airport (HTA) (   Russland)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Chita Airport (HTA/UIAA), Russland
Flug nach:Novosibirsk-Tolmachevo Airport (OVB/UNNN), Russland
The Tu-104 operated on a passenger service from Chita to Novosibirsk, Chelyabinsk and Moscow-Domodedovo. It was overloaded by 5 tonnes on departure from Chita.
The aircraft became airborne at the end of the runway and at a speed less than established for the given weight. About 300 meters further the undercarriage impacted a railroad embankment and the aircraft crashed. The flight attendant and 4 passengers were injured. The rest of the passengers and crew were not injured.

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Distance from Chita Airport to Novosibirsk-Tolmachevo Airport as the crow flies is 2022 km (1264 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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