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Basic typeTu-154
Construction No78A311
Full typeReg / serial / codeOperator / coloursFirst ReportedRemarks
Tu-154B-2CCCP-85311AFL/Uzbekistan-TASmfd 30nov78on charge as of 01jan79; rgd 02jan79; opb 219 LO; f/n TAS 16mar79; w/o 10jul85 on the leg from Karshi to Ufa at night of a flight from Karshi to Leningrad, the aircraft climbed at low speed in warmer than normal air and reached an altitude of 11,600 metres at just 400 km/h, power was not sufficient to accelerate at that altitude, the aircraft lost speed due to uncoordinated action of the crew, stalled at 290 km/h, entered a flat spin and crashed in the desert 68 km north-east of Uchkuduk (at N42°24' E64°17'), all 9 crew and 191 passengers killed, the heaviest death-toll in Soviet aviation history; t/t 12,443 hours and 5,660 cycles; soc and canx 24sep85
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