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Last updated: 23 May 2019
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Date:Saturday 18 February 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic T154 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev Tu-154A
Operator:Aeroflot, West Siberia Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-85087
C/n / msn: 74A-087
First flight: 1974
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Novosibirsk-Tolmachevo Airport (OVB) (   Russia)
Phase: Standing (STD)
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Narrative:
The cabin heater was left working unattended between flights. An oiled rag was left on the heater and caught fire, which incinerated the cabin. The forward fuselage burnt out.

Classification:
Hangar / ground fire
Damaged on the ground

Sources:
» Soviet Transports


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