ASN Aircraft accident Tupolev Tu-154B P-551 Budapest-Ferihegy Airport (BUD)
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Date:Saturday 30 June 1979
Type:Silhouette image of generic T154 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev Tu-154B
Registration: P-551
MSN: 75A129
First flight: 1975
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 54
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 70
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Budapest-Ferihegy Airport (BUD) (   Hungary)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tripoli International Airport (TIP/HLLT), Libya
Destination airport:Budapest-Ferihegy Airport (BUD/LHBP), Hungary
A Tupolev 154B passenger plane operated by the North Korean airline Chosonminhang sustained substantial damage in a landing accident at Budapest-Ferihegy Airport (BUD), Hungary.
The final approach to runway 31 was flown with 28° of flaps. When the pilot realised that the aircraft would undershoot, he raised the nose without applying power. At a speed of 138 knots the aircraft stalled and landed hard. The right landing gear collapsed and the right wing struck the ground causing substantial damage to the wing structure.

Heavy landing
Landing gear collapse
Loss of control

» Szárnyszegetten Ferihegyen: a koreai 54-es esete
» ICAO Summary No 10/79


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Distance from Tripoli International Airport to Budapest-Ferihegy Airport as the crow flies is 1710 km (1069 miles).

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