Accident Tupolev Tu-134A-3 RA-65976, Saturday 7 May 1994
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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
MSN: 3352007
Year of manufacture:1973
Total airframe hrs:33606 hours
Cycles:21071 flights
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 62
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Arkhangelsk Airport (ARH) -   Russia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO/UUEE)
Destination airport:Arkhangelsk-Talaghy Airport (ARH/ULAA)
During retraction of the landing gear after take-off, the crew discovered that there was no pressure in the hydraulic braking system. To create pressure in the system, the crew used the liquid on board (soft drinks from the buffet and passengers' hand luggage).
When the gear was extended on approach the right landing gear leg remained in transit. The landing was carried out on the left and nose gears. During roll out, the right wing dropped, the aircraft went off the runway onto the right shoulder, made a 120 degree turn and collided with barrier posts and concrete slabs.
The right gear leg shock strut inner cylinder cover had broken, which damaged hydraulic system pipes. The failure of the cover resulted from an in-service brittle circular fracture 7-12 mm deep.


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photo (c) Felix Goetting; Arkhangelsk Airport (ARH); 12 June 1994

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