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Last updated: 5 April 2020
Date:Sunday 28 November 1976
Time:ca 19:00
Type:Tupolev Tu-104B
Operator:Aeroflot, Northern Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-42471
C/n / msn: 021204
First flight: 1960
Total airframe hrs:22199
Engines: 2 Mikulin AM-3M-500
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 67 / Occupants: 67
Total:Fatalities: 72 / Occupants: 72
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:29 km (18.1 mls) from Moskva-Sheremetyevo (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO/UUEE), Russia
Destination airport:Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport (LED/ULLI), Russia
The aircraft crashed in very bad weather. Inbound traffic was diverted because of these weather conditions. An artificial horizon failure caused the crew to become disoriented and exceed bank angle limits.

Loss of control

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Distance from Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport to Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport as the crow flies is 595 km (372 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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