Aeroflot Flight 3932

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Aeroflot Flight 3932
An Aeroflot Tupolev Tu-104B similar to the aircraft involved
Accident summary
Date 30 September 1973
Summary Spatial disorientation after electrical failure
Site 16 km north-west of Domodedovo Airport
Passengers 100
Crew 8
Fatalities 108 (all)
Survivors 0
Aircraft type Tupolev Tu-104
Operator Aeroflot
Registration CCCP-42506
Flight origin Koltsovo Airport, Sverdlovsk, Soviet Union
Destination Omsk Tsentralny Airport, Soviet Union

Aeroflot Flight 3932 was a flight operated by Aeroflot from Koltsovo Airport, Sverdlovsk to Omsk Tsentralny Airport, Soviet Union. On 30 September 1973 a Tupolev Tu-104 operating on the route crashed shortly after takeoff from Sverdlovsk, killing all 108 passengers and crew on board.[1]

Accident[edit]

The aircraft crashed due to incorrect indications by the main artificial horizon and the compass system, caused by a failure of the electrical supply, resulting in spatial disorientation of the pilots. The aircraft crashed approximately five miles from Koltsovo Airport.[2]

See also[edit]

Aeroflot Flight 964 which crashed just two weeks after Flight 3932 after experiencing a similar electrical failure.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Accident synopsis, Tupolev Tu-104 CCCP-42486". Aviation-safety.net. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Gero, David (1996). Aviation Disasters Second Edition. Patrick Stephens Limited. p. 121.