Loss of control Accident Tupolev Tu-134 CCCP-45076, Friday 14 January 1966
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Date:Friday 14 January 1966
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Type:Silhouette image of generic T134 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Tupolev Tu-134
Owner/operator:Tupolev Design Bureau
Registration: CCCP-45076
MSN: 0001
Year of manufacture:1964
Engine model:Soloviev D-20
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:near Chkalovsky -   Russia
Phase: En route
Nature:Test
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Destination airport:
Narrative:
CCCP-45076, the second Tupolev 134 prototype crashed whilst on trials with the air force scientific test institute NII VVS.
During a test flight the pilot had turned the rudder some twenty-five degrees without reducing speed. The aircraft turned sharply, entered a dive and crashed.

Sources:

Soviet Transports
Tupolev: The Man and His Aircraft / Andrei Kandalov, Paul Duffy , 1996 (ISBN 1560918993)

Statistics

  • 63rd worst accident in 1966
  • 28th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

Location

Images:


photo (c) Georges Cozzika; Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LBG/LFPB); June 1965


photo (c) Georges Cozzika; Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LBG/LFPB); June 1965


photo (c) Georges Cozzika; Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LBG/LFPB); June 1965

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