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Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 25 October 1962
Time:10:33
Type:Tupolev 104B
Operator:Aeroflot, Moscow Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-42495
C/n / msn: 021703
First flight: 1960
Total airframe hrs:1966
Cycles:881
Engines: 2 Mikulin AM-3M-500
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) (   Russia)
Crash site elevation: 192 m (630 feet) amsl
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO/UUEE), Russia
Destination airport:Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO/UUEE), Russia
Narrative:
The Tupolev crashed during takeoff for a post-maintenance test flight. The airplane had just taken off from Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) runway 25 when it banked left. The bank angle reached 90 degrees, some 800 m after takeoff. It then continued to 150 degrees before it crashed into trees.
It appeared the rudder controls were cross-connected.

Classification:
Wrong installation of parts

Loss of control

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» airdisaster.ru


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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