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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
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Date:Saturday 30 June 1973
Time:13:39
Type:Silhouette image of generic T134 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev 134A
Operator:Aeroflot / Armenia
Registration: CCCP-65668
C/n / msn: 1351306
First flight: 1971
Total airframe hrs:2822
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 78
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 85
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Amman-Marka International Airport (ADJ) (   Jordan)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Amman-Marka International Airport (ADJ/OJAM), Jordan
Destination airport:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Lebanon
Flightnumber: 512
Narrative:
A Tupolev 134A passenger plane was damaged beyond repair in a takeoff accident at Amman (ADJ), Jordan. The airplane carried seven crew members and 78 passengers. All passengers and all but two crew members survived the accident. However, seven people inside a building died when the airplane collided.
Aeroflot flight SU512 was departing from Amman on an international flight to Beirut (BEY), Lebanon and Moscow. The pilot-in-command had the impression that the speed dropped due to failure of one engine (although both engines were working normally) and aborted the takeoff at a speed of 265 km/h. V1 speed was calculated as 252 km/h. The Tu-134 overran the runway, came down the slope of a ravine, collided with trees and eventually struck a one-storey concrete building 290 metres behind the runway threshold and broke into three parts.

Classification:

Runway excursion

Sources:
» airdisaster.ru
» Soviet Transports


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Distance from Amman-Marka International Airport to Beirut International Airport as the crow flies is 209 km (131 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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