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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Datum:Samstag 13 Januar 1990
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic T134 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolew Tu-134A
Fluggesellschaft:Aeroflot, North Kavkaz Civil Aviation Directorate
Kennzeichen: CCCP-65951
Werknummer: 2351703
Baujahr: 1972
Anzahl Zyklen der Zelle:18102
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 23 / Insassen: 65
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 27 / Insassen: 71
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:3 km (1.9 Meilen) E of Pervouralsk (   Russland)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Tyumen Airport (TJM/USTR), Russland
Flug nach:Ufa Airport (UFA/UWUU), Russland
The "smoke in the rear cargo hold" warning activated during cruise at 10,600 m. The presence of smoke was confirmed but the source of fire could not be identified. Then the APU fire warning activated. The crew initiated an emergency descent to land at an intermediate airport. During descent the fire warning in both powerplants activated, the DC electrical system went dead, the attitude indicators, the compass system and the flap extension system shut off and the electromechanical altimeters stopped working. The crew force landed in a snow-covered field 3 km from Pervouralsk. The aircraft collided with irrigation equipment and broke up.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: The in-flight fire that spread in the underfloor area of the rear cargo hold was probably due to a short circuit in the electrical wiring.

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photo of Tupolev-Tu-134A-CCCP-65951
accident date: 13-01-1990
type: Tupolev Tu-134A
registration: CCCP-65951

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 Tyumen Airport to Ufa Airport as the crow flies is 652 km (408 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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