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Last updated: 2 December 2021
Date:Saturday 17 July 1976
Type:Tupolev Tu-104A
Operator:Aeroflot, East Siberia Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-42335
MSN: 76600501
First flight: 1957
Engines: 2 Mikulin AM-3M
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 110
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 117
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:0,3 km (0.2 mls) W of Chita Airport (HTA) (   Russia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Chita Airport (HTA/UIAA), Russia
Destination airport:Novosibirsk-Tolmachevo Airport (OVB/UNNN), Russia
The Tu-104 operated on a passenger service from Chita to Novosibirsk, Chelyabinsk and Moscow-Domodedovo. It was overloaded by 5 tonnes on departure from Chita.
The aircraft became airborne at the end of the runway and at a speed less than established for the given weight. About 300 meters further the undercarriage impacted a railroad embankment and the aircraft crashed. The flight attendant and 4 passengers were injured. The rest of the passengers and crew were not injured.

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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 Chita Airport to Novosibirsk-Tolmachevo Airport as the crow flies is 2022 km (1264 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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