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Last updated: 22 March 2019
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Date:Friday 9 September 1994
Time:11:07
Type:Silhouette image of generic T134 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev Tu-134AK
Operator:MAP Zhukovski LII
Registration: RA-65760
C/n / msn: 62187
First flight: 1979
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Samoyliha, Shatura District (   Russia)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Aerial Work (Calibration, Photo)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Tupolev 134 was acting as a photographic chase aircraft to a Tupolev 22M3-LL aerodynamics research aircraft ("32 Red") when both aircraft collided in flight at an altitude of 3000 m.
The Tu-134 sustained major damage to the stabilizer, lost control and crashed into the swampy forest. The Tu-22 managed to land safely back at Zhukovsky. The Tu-134 was operated by the Gromov Flight Research Institute (LII) of the Ministry of Aviation Industry (MAP).

Classification:
Mid air collision
Loss of control

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» Scramble 185
» airdisaster.ru


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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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