Aeroflot Flight 964
An Aeroflot Tupolev Tu-104B similar to the aircraft involved
|Date||13 October 1973|
|Summary||Spatial disorientation after electrical failure|
|Site||16 km north-west of Domodedovo Airport|
|Aircraft type||Tupolev Tu-104|
|Flight origin||Kutaisi Airport, Georgia|
|Destination||Domodedovo Airport, Moscow, Russia|
Aeroflot Flight 964 was a flight operated by Aeroflot from Kutaisi Airport, Georgia to Domodedovo Airport, Moscow, Russia. On 13 October 1973 a Tupolev Tu-104 operating on the route crashed during its approach to Moscow, killing all 122 passengers and crew on board. This was the deadliest accident involving a Tupolev Tu-104.
During the approach at night and with bad visibility the power supply of the compass and the artificial horizon failed. The crew lost spatial orientation, entered a spin to the left and crashed in a field 16 km north-west of Domodedovo Airport. All 114 passengers, including 8 irregular ones, and 8 crew were killed.