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Last updated: 24 August 2019
Date:Saturday 7 May 1994
Type:Silhouette image of generic T134 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev Tu-134A-3
Registration: RA-65976
C/n / msn: 3352007
First flight: 1973
Total airframe hrs:33606
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 56
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 62
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Arkhangelsk Airport (ARH) (   Russia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO/UUEE), Russia
Destination airport:Arkhangelsk-Talaghy Airport (ARH/ULAA), Russia
The right main gear leg would not extend on approach. Attempts to rectify the problem failed and the aircraft landed on runway 26 with nosegear and left main gear extended. The aircraft veered to the right and went off the side of the runway. The story goes that the hydraulic system was low on fluid; the crew then poured the onboard beverages into the hydraulic system and were able to lower the right main gear slightly.

Hydraulic system problem
Runway excursion

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Distance from Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport to Arkhangelsk-Talaghy Airport as the crow flies is 969 km (606 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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