Aeroflot Flight 964

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Aeroflot Flight 964
An Aeroflot Tupolev Tu-104B similar to the aircraft involved
Accident summary
Date 13 October 1973
Summary Spatial disorientation after electrical failure
Site 16 km north-west of Domodedovo Airport
Passengers 114
Crew 8
Fatalities 122
Survivors 0
Aircraft type Tupolev Tu-104
Operator Aeroflot
Registration CCCP-42486
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.[1]

Accident[edit]

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.[2] All 114 passengers, including 8 irregular ones, and 8 crew were killed.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Accident synopsis, Tupolev Tu-104 CCCP-42486". Aviation-safety.net. Retrieved 2012-12-30. 
  2. ^ a b "The Soviet Transport Database". Scramble / Dutch Aviation Society. Retrieved 2012-12-30.