Accident Tupolev Tu-134A CCCP-65668, Saturday 30 June 1973
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Date:Saturday 30 June 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic T134 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Tupolev Tu-134A
Owner/operator:Aeroflot / Armenia
Registration: CCCP-65668
MSN: 1351306
Year of manufacture:1971
Total airframe hrs:2822 hours
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 85
Other fatalities:7
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Amman-Marka International Airport (ADJ) -   Jordan
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Amman-Marka International Airport (ADJ/OJAM)
Destination airport:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA)
A Tupolev 134A passenger plane was damaged beyond repair in a takeoff accident at Amman (ADJ), Jordan. The airplane carried seven crew members and 78 passengers. All passengers and all but two crew members survived the accident. However, seven people inside a building died when the airplane collided.
Aeroflot flight SU512 was departing from Amman on an international flight to Beirut (BEY), Lebanon and Moscow. The pilot-in-command had the impression that the speed dropped due to failure of one engine (although both engines were working normally) and aborted the takeoff at a speed of 265 km/h. V1 speed was calculated as 252 km/h. The Tu-134 overran the runway, came down the slope of a ravine, collided with trees and eventually struck a one-storey concrete building 290 metres behind the runway threshold and broke into three parts.

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  • 63rd worst accident in 1973
  • 27th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 3rd worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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