Accident Tupolev Tu-124V CCCP-45062, Monday 9 July 1973
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Date:Monday 9 July 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic t124 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Tupolev Tu-124V
Owner/operator:Aeroflot, Privolzhsk Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-45062
MSN: 4351407
Year of manufacture:1964
Total airframe hrs:12831 hours
Cycles:10807 flights
Engine model:Soloviev D-20P
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 61
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:near Kuybyshev Airport (KUF) -   Russia
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Kuybyshev Airport (KUF/UWWW)
Destination airport:Simferopol Airport (SIP/UKFF)
Aeroflot flight 5385 departed Kuybyshev Airport at 19:42, bound for Simferopol. At 19:53, as the aircraft climbed to 6600 m, the right engine suffered an uncontained failure. Debris punctured the fuselage, killing two passengers who were seated in the 12th row were. Four were injured. The crew initiated an emergency descent and shut down the engine. In the cabin passengers started to panic. Passengers moved to the front of the cabin, creating a forward centre of gravity. The flight attendants managed to get the passengers seated and at 20:05 the plane landed at the Kurumoch Airport.


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