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Soviet Transport Database - Detailed Aircraft Information
Basic typeTu-154
Construction No71A020
Full typeReg / serial / codeOperator / coloursFirst ReportedRemarks
Tu-154CCCP-85020AFL/Internationalmfd may72toc 25may72; rgd 09jun72
Tu-154CCCP-85020AFL/Moscow-VKOtrf 18jul73retained the original rounded APU; suffered structural damage 06aug74 on landing at Vnukovo when the flaps deployed asymmetrically and the aircraft came down very hard; f/n VKO 27aug75; the aircraft was repaired, but was not permitted to enter service again; ferried to IEV for use as a ground instructional airframe by the Kiev Institute of Civil Engineering (KIIGA); soc 28feb76 as life-time expired; seen with the KIIGA aug93/aug02, titles painted out at some stage; subsequently preserved in the State Aviation Museum (N50.406546 E30.460777) at Kiev which opened 30sep03, seen oct03/10nov19
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