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Last updated: 17 November 2018
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Date:Wednesday 2 September 1970
Time:15:37
Type:Tupolev Tu-124
Operator:Aeroflot / Lithuania
Registration: CCCP-45012
C/n / msn: 1 35 04 02
First flight: 1961
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 32 / Occupants: 32
Total:Fatalities: 37 / Occupants: 37
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Dnepropetrovsk (   Ukraine)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Rostov Airport (ROV/URRR), Russia
Destination airport:Vilnius Airport (VNO/EYVI), Lithuania
Flightnumber:3630
Narrative:
The Tu-124 jet took off from Rostov-na-Donu (ROV) at 14:55. The airplane climbed to 9000 m and reported over Dnepropetrovsk at 15:31.Shortly afterward the airplane lost control and crashed.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» airdisaster.ru
» Soviet Transports
» World Directory of Airliner Crashes


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Distance from Rostov Airport to Vilnius Airport as the crow flies is 1294 km (809 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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