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Datum:Samstag 7 Februar 1981
Flugzeugtyp:Tupolew Tu-104A
Fluggesellschaft:Soviet Navy
Kennzeichen: CCCP-42332
Werknummer: 76600402
Baujahr: 1957
Triebwerk: 2 Mikulin AM-3M
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 44 / Insassen: 44
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 50 / Insassen: 50
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:ca 20 km S of Leningrad (   Russland)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Pushkin Airport (ULLP), Russland
Flug nach:Khabarovsk-Novy Airport (KHV/UHHH), Russland
Immediately after takeoff the aircraft stalled, banked right at an altitude of about 50 m, and crashed almost inverted. A post impact fire erupted. Some high-ranking navy officials were aboard, returning to Vladivostok after an exercise in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg).

Probable Cause:

The accident was caused by the wrong seating of the passengers and improperly secured cargo which began to shift after takeoff. This caused the center of gravity to move beyond the certfied limits.

» Soviet Transports
» Dmitriy Yertsov
» Tupolev: The Man and His Aircraft / Andrei Kandalov, Paul Duffy , 1996 (ISBN 1560918993)

The remaining military Tu-104 aircraft were grounded following this accident.


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Distance from Pushkin Airport to Khabarovsk-Novy Airport as the crow flies is 6165 km (3853 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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