Accident Tupolev Tu-154B CCCP-85169, Friday 19 May 1978
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Date:Friday 19 May 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic T154 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Tupolev Tu-154B
Owner/operator:Aeroflot / Azerbaijan
Registration: CCCP-85169
MSN: 76A169
Year of manufacture:1976
Total airframe hrs:3308 hours
Cycles:1567 flights
Engine model:Kuznetsov NK-8-2U
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 134
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:5 km SE of Maksatiha, Tver region -   Russia
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Baku-Bina International Airport (BAK/UBBB)
Destination airport:Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport (LED/ULLI)
En route from Baku to Leningrad, the flight engineer accidentally disconnected the automatic transferring of fuel of the sump tank. When the sump tank became empty, all three engines stopped. The plane crash-landed near Maksatiha, Tver region.

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