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Fecha:domingo 16 diciembre 1973
Tipo:Tupolev Tu-124V
Operador:Aeroflot / Lithuania
Registración: CCCP-45061
Numéro de série: 4351406
Año de Construcción: 1964
Horas Totales de la Célula:14903
Motores: 2 Soloviev D-20P
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 45 / Ocupantes: 45
Total:Fatalidades: 51 / Ocupantes: 51
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Karacharovo (   Rusia)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Vilnius Airport (VNO/EYVI), Lituania
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Moskva-Vnukovo Airport (VKO/UUWW), Rusia
Número de Vuelo:2022
The Tu-124 was descending towards Moscow when, at 8000 m, a short circuit occurred in the elevator trim system. The horizontal stabilizer moved to a position which put the Tupolev in a dive and a resulting spin. The crew brought the plane under control at an altitude of about 2000 m. Because of a loss of situational awareness and a gyro that had failed due to loads sustained in the dive, he crew again lost control of the airplane. They were unable to regain control and the aircraft crashed.

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Distance from Vilnius Airport to Moskva-Vnukovo Airport as the crow flies is 762 km (476 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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