- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: July 25, 1971
Time: 0835
Location: Near Irkutsk, Russia
Operator: Aeroflot
Flight #: 1912
Route: Novosibirsk - Irkutsk
AC Type: Tupolev TU-104B
Registration: CCCP-42405
cn / ln: 820202
Aboard: 126   (passengers:118  crew:8)
Fatalities: 97   (passengers:93  crew:4)
Ground: 0
Summary: While landing at Irkutsk Airport the aircraft landed short of the runway after an excessive rate of sink. The left wing separated and the plane burst into flames. Procedural errors by the crew. The aircraft' speed was 32 km/h lower than the prescribed speed when the vertical speed was too high, which prevented the pilots to complete a correct touchdown and avoid the violent impact with the runway surface.
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