ASN Aircraft accident Tupolev Tu-134A CCCP-65839 Ufa Airport (UFA)
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Date:Saturday 19 May 1979
Type:Silhouette image of generic T134 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev Tu-134A
Operator:Aeroflot / Moldova
Registration: CCCP-65839
MSN: 18117
First flight: 1974
Total airframe hrs:9994
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 83
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 89
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Ufa Airport (UFA) (   Russia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Novosibirsk-Tolmachevo Airport (OVB/UNNN), Russia
Destination airport:Ufa Airport (UFA/UWUU), Russia
The Tupolev landed at Ufa with the wheel brakes locked. As a result all tyres ruptured on landing and the flight ran off the side of the runway. The left main landing gear broke, causing the left wing to strike the runway. A fuel tank ruptured and a fire erupted.
The airplane operated a scheduled passenger service from Novosibirsk to Chisinau via Ufa.

Brake problem
Runway excursion

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Distance from Novosibirsk-Tolmachevo Airport to Ufa Airport as the crow flies is 1694 km (1059 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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