ASN Aircraft accident Tupolev Tu-134AK CCCP-65120 Kopsa
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Status:Information verified through authorities or other official sources.
Date:Wednesday 2 July 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic T134 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev Tu-134AK
Operator:Aeroflot, Komi Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-65120
MSN: 60482
First flight: 1978
Total airframe hrs:13988
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 52 / Occupants: 86
Total:Fatalities: 54 / Occupants: 94
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kopsa (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Syktyvkar Airport (SCW/UUYY), Russia
Destination airport:Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO/UUEE), Russia
Some 12 minutes after takeoff from Syktyvkar Airport (SCW), the crew of the Tu-134 reported a smoke warning in the rear cargo hold. The airplane continued to climb to 6700 m until the crew decided to return to Syktyvkar. At that point the flight was 140 km away from Syktyvkar. An emergency descent was initiated Smoke continued to fill the cabin and the crew decided to carry out a forced landing. Weather was poor with clouds at 200 m and rain. The airplane struck trees and crashed in a forest some 80 km southwest of Syktyvkar.
A passenger was probably carrying fire hazards.

Cargo fire/smoke
Forced landing outside airport

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Distance from Syktyvkar Airport to Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport as the crow flies is 987 km (617 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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