Narrative:The Tupolev 134, descending for Lvov, collided with an Air Force Antonov 26 (101 red) which had just taken off from Lvov.
|Date:||03 MAY 1985|
|Operator:||Aeroflot / Estonia|
|C/n / msn:|| 23253|
|First flight:|| 1975|
|Total airframe hrs:||18548|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 73 / Occupants: 73|
|Total:||Fatalities: 79 / Occupants: 79 |
|Collision casualties:||Fatalities: 15|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Zolochiv (Ukraine)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Tallinn-Ülemiste Airport (TLL/EETN), Estonia|
|Destination airport:||Lvov-Snilow Airport (LWO/UKLL), Ukraine|
The head-on collision occurred at an altitude of FL130
PROBABLE CAUSE: Violations of air traffic control rules by the civil approach and the military controllers due to misidentification of the location of both aircraft in the area of the navigational station.
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» NRC Handelsblad 8.5.1985
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Tallinn-Ülemiste Airport to Lvov-Snilow Airport as the crow flies is 1061 km (663 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networks opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.