Accident Tupolev Tu-134 HA-LBD, Thursday 16 September 1971
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Date:Thursday 16 September 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic T134 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Tupolev Tu-134
Owner/operator:Malev Hungarian Airlines
Registration: HA-LBD
MSN: 9350801
Year of manufacture:1969
Fatalities:Fatalities: 49 / Occupants: 49
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Kiev-Borispol Airport (KBP) -   Ukraine
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Budapest-Ferihegy Airport (BUD/LHBP)
Destination airport:Kiev-Borispol Airport (KBP/UKBB)
Approaching Kiev, a generator failure forced the crew to switch to batteries for power supply. Foggy weather then forced the crew to abort two approaches. The Tupolev then crashed and broke up.


Soviet Transports


  • 12th worst accident in 1971
  • 16th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 2nd worst accident of this aircraft type at the time



photo (c) Dietrich Eggert; München-Riem Airport (MUC/EDDM); August 1969

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