Aeroflot Flight 3932
An Aeroflot Tupolev Tu-104B similar to the aircraft involved
|Date||30 September 1973|
|Summary||Spatial disorientation after electrical failure|
|Site||16 km north-west of Koltsovo Airport|
|Aircraft type||Tupolev Tu-104|
|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.
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.
Aeroflot Flight 964 which crashed just two weeks after Flight 3932 after experiencing a similar electrical failure.
- "Accident synopsis, Tupolev Tu-104 CCCP-42486". Aviation-safety.net. Retrieved 30 December 2012.
- Gero, David (1996). Aviation Disasters Second Edition. Patrick Stephens Limited. p. 121.