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Last updated: 4 December 2021
Datum:Samstag 13 Oktober 1973
Flugzeugtyp:Tupolew Tu-104B
Fluggesellschaft:Aeroflot / Georgia
Kennzeichen: CCCP-42486
Werknummer: 021504
Baujahr: 1960
Anzahl Zyklen der Zelle:9776
Triebwerk: 2 Mikulin AM-3M-500
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 8
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 114 / Insassen: 114
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 122 / Insassen: 122
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:17 km (10.6 Meilen) NW of Moskva-Domodedovo Airport (DME) (   Russland)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Kutaisi Airport (KUT/UGKO), Georgien
Flug nach:Moskva-Domodedovo Airport (DME/UUDD), Russland
Flugnummer: 964
A Tupolev 104B passenger plane, CCCP-42486, was destroyed when it crashed near Moscow-Domodedovo Airport (DME), Russia. All 114 passengers and eight crew members were killed.
Aeroflot flight SU964 departed Kutaisi (KUT) AT 18:12 on a flight to Moscow. An electrical power failure on approach to Moscow-Domodedovo Airport disabled the compass system and main gyros. This made it very difficult for the crew to establish their heading attitude. With gear down and flaps up a right turn was made at a height of 1300 feet, followed by a steep left spiral. Banking attitude increased to 75deg when the aircraft crashed into the ground.

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Distance from Kutaisi Airport to Moskva-Domodedovo Airport as the crow flies is 1498 km (936 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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