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Last updated: 24 September 2020
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Date:Tuesday 6 January 1981
Type:Silhouette image of generic T134 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev Tu-134B
Operator:Aeroflot / Latvia
Registration: CCCP-65698
C/n / msn: 63325
First flight: 1980
Total airframe hrs:1416
Cycles:901
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Adler/Sochi Airport (AER) (   Russia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Sukhumi-Babusheri Airport (SUI/UGSS), Georgia
Destination airport:Adler/Sochi Airport (AER/URSS), Russia
Narrative:
The aircraft suffered an accident while landing at Adler/Sochi Airport following a repositioning flight from Sukhumi.
The aircraft deviated from the approach profile and too high and too fast. Flaps and the landing gear were extended late than usual. The aircraft touched down at a speed of 275 km/h with locked brakes. The tyres burst and the aircraft veered off the runway to the right, suffering structural damage.

Classification:
Landing after unstabilized approach
Runway excursion

Sources:
» Soviet Transports


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Distance from Sukhumi-Babusheri Airport to Adler/Sochi Airport as the crow flies is 113 km (71 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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