Narrative:A Tupolev 134A (CCCP-65856), descending for Lvov, collided with an Air Force Antonov 26 (call-sign CCCP-26492) which had just taken off from Lvov.
|Date:||03 MAY 1985|
|Operator:||Soviet Air Force|
|Registration:|| 101 red|
|C/n / msn:|| 9506|
|First flight:|| 1980|
|Total airframe hrs:||1756|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9|
|Total:||Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15 |
|Collision casualties:||Fatalities: 79|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Zolochiv (Ukraine)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure 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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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.