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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 18 January 1988
Time:04:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic T154 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev 154B-1
Operator:Aeroflot / Turkmenistan
Registration: CCCP-85254
C/n / msn: 77A-254
First flight: 1977
Total airframe hrs:15859
Cycles:8082
Engines: 3 Kuznetsov NK-8-2U
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 137
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 143
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Krasnovodsk Airport (KRW) (   Turkmenistan)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Moskva-Domodedovo Airport (DME/UUDD), Russia
Destination airport:Krasnovodsk Airport (KRW/UTAK), Turkmenistan
Narrative:
Heavy landing with a force of -4.8 g. The tail section separated from the main fuselage at about fuselage frames 49-54. Also, the front section of the fuselage broke around fuselage frames 12-14.
PROBABLE CAUSE: The approach and landing were carried out by the co-pilot (against regulations under conditions).

Classification:

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 2/88 (#54)
» airdisaster.ru
» Soviet Transports


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Distance from Moskva-Domodedovo Airport to Krasnovodsk Airport as the crow flies is 2021 km (1263 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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