ASN logo
Last updated: 28 October 2021
Datum:Samstag 3 Januar 1976
Flugzeugtyp:Tupolew Tu-124V
Fluggesellschaft:Aeroflot, North Kavkaz Civil Aviation Directorate
Kennzeichen: CCCP-45037
Werknummer: 2351002
Baujahr: 1962
Anzahl Zyklen der Zelle:14409
Triebwerk: 2 Soloviev D-20P
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 56 / Insassen: 56
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 61 / Insassen: 61
Opfer am Boden:Todesopfer: 1
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:7 km (4.4 Meilen) W of Moskva-Vnukovo Airport (VKO) (   Russland)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Moskva-Vnukovo Airport (VKO/UUWW), Russland
Flug nach:Minsk-1 International Airport (MHP/UMMM), Weißrussland
Immediately after takeoff from Vnukovo Airport, runway 24, the Tu-124 jet aircraft entered clouds. Both artificial horizons then failed. The crew members did not have any visual cues outside the aircraft and lost situational awareness. The airplane banked left until the angle of bank reached about 95 degrees. At a descent rate of 50 m/s the airplane struck the ground, destroying several houses.
Aeroflot Flight 2003 was a flight from Moscow's Vnukovo Airport (VKO) to Minsk-1 Airport (MHP) and Brest (BQT), Belarus.

» Soviet Transports
» Flight International 24 January 76 (144)


Add your photo of this accident or aircraft

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 Moskva-Vnukovo Airport to Minsk-1 International Airport as the crow flies is 648 km (405 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.
languages: languages


Tupolev Tu-124

  • 112 built
  • 12th loss
  • 8th Fataler Unfall
  • The worst accident (Zu diesem Zeitpunkt)
  • 2nd worst accident (Momentan)
» safety profile

  • 18th worst accident (Zu diesem Zeitpunkt)
  • 39th worst accident (Momentan)
» safety profile