Baikal Airlines Flight 130
A Baikal Airlines Tupolev Tu-154M, similar to the one involved in the accident
|Date||3 January 1994|
|Site||near Irkutsk, Russia|
|Fatalities||125 (1 on the ground)|
|Aircraft type||Tupolev Tu-154M|
|Flight origin||International Airport Irkutsk|
|Destination||Domodedovo International Airport, Moscow|
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.
- James, Barry. "Don't Fly in Ex-Soviet Union, Passenger Group Warns." International Herald Tribune. Thursday 14 April 1994.
- Seward, Deborah. "120 Killed In Russian Air Crash; Safety Concerns Rise in Ex-U.S.S.R.." The Washington Post. 4 January 1994. A10.