Baikal Airlines Flight 130

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Baikal Airlines Flight 130
Tupolev Tu-154M, Baikal Airlines AN0650094.jpg
A Baikal Airlines Tupolev Tu-154M, similar to the one involved in the accident
Accident summary
Date 3 January 1994 (1994-01-03)
Summary In-flight fire
Site near Irkutsk, Russia
Passengers 115
Crew 9
Fatalities 125 (1 on the ground)
Injuries (non-fatal) 0
Survivors 0
Aircraft type Tupolev Tu-154M
Operator Baikal Airlines
Registration RA-85656
Flight origin International Airport Irkutsk
Destination Domodedovo International Airport, Moscow

Baikal Airlines Flight 130 was a scheduled passenger route from Irkutsk to Moscow that crashed on January 3, 1994 killing all 124 people on board and one on the ground.


On 3 January 1994, a Baikal Airlines Tupolev Tu-154M that took off from Irkutsk crashed after the crew ignored cockpit indicator warnings.[1][2][3]

When starting the number two engine, the crew noticed a warning light signaling dangerous rotation of the starter. The crew believed this was a false warning and decided to take off. During initial climb, the starter failed, causing a fire in the number two engine. The fire damaged all three hydraulic lines in the tail section of the aircraft. With all control surfaces disabled, the plane became uncontrollable and eventually crashed near the town of Mamony. 124 people on board and one man on the ground were killed.


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Aviation Safety accident profile