Accident Tupolev Tu-134AK CCCP-65120, Wednesday 2 July 1986
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Date:Wednesday 2 July 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic T134 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Tupolev Tu-134AK
Owner/operator:Aeroflot, Komi Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-65120
MSN: 60482
Year of manufacture:1978
Total airframe hrs:13988 hours
Cycles:7989 flights
Fatalities:Fatalities: 54 / Occupants: 94
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Kopsa -   Russia
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Syktyvkar Airport (SCW/UUYY)
Destination airport:Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO/UUEE)
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Some 12 minutes after takeoff from Syktyvkar Airport (SCW), the crew of the Tu-134 reported a smoke warning in the rear cargo hold. The airplane continued to climb to 6700 m until the crew decided to return to Syktyvkar. At that point the flight was 140 km away from Syktyvkar. An emergency descent was initiated Smoke continued to fill the cabin and the crew decided to carry out a forced landing. Weather was poor with clouds at 200 m and rain. The airplane struck trees and crashed in a forest some 80 km southwest of Syktyvkar.
A passenger was probably carrying fire hazards.


Soviet Transports
ICAO Adrep Summary 1/88 (#47)


  • 10th worst accident in 1986
  • 13th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 8th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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