Accident Tupolev Tu-134 LZ-TUB, Thursday 16 March 1978
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Date:Thursday 16 March 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic T134 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Tupolev Tu-134
Owner/operator:Balkan Bulgarian Airlines
Registration: LZ-TUB
MSN: 8350501
Year of manufacture:1968
Fatalities:Fatalities: 73 / Occupants: 73
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Gabare -   Bulgaria
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Sofia-Vrazhdebna Airport (SOF/LBSF)
Destination airport:Warszawa-Okecie Airport (WAW/EPWA)
The aircraft began an abnormal descent after reaching an altitude of 4900 m and struck the ground near Gabare.


Soviet Transports


  • 6th worst accident in 1978
  • 8th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 2nd worst accident of this aircraft type at the time



photo (c) Werner Fischdick; Frankfurt International Airport (FRA); 03 July 1976

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