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Aeroflot Accident In 1979  
User currently offlineRedAirForce From Ukraine, joined Aug 1999, 197 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1180 times:

Does anyone have any info on an Aeroflot crash in 1979? It was on August 17th, and I think two AC's collided over Ukraine.

What were the AC's involved? Where were they going, etc.

Thanks.

RAF

PS- Are there any books or websites that deal with the history of Soviet air accidents before the fall of the wall in 1989?

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User currently offlinePlanenutz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1135 times:

Good luck trying to find anything on airliner accidents pre-Soviet era.

All accidents were deamed "state secrets" so as not to give the impression that Soviet/Russian airliners were in anyway prone to accicents, etc.



User currently offlineDC-9CAPT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1131 times:

Good luck finding any useful information.

Prior to 1989, details on few accidents were released. Sometimes very begrudgingly and sometimes months later. Supposedly some accidents were quite literally covered up with entire wreckages (bodies and all) being bulldozed into pits. I don't think useful accident investigations took place due to secrecy issues.

If you look at the Kursk incident and the lack of critical information at a critical time today you can bet that it isn't much better with respect to aviation information.


User currently offlineRedAirForce From Ukraine, joined Aug 1999, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1113 times:

There was a good book published awhile back called "Uncovering Soviet Disasters" by James Oberg.It had lists and dates and some details, but also left alot out. Now that the secrets are starting to spill out I was wondering if anyone is starting to put together the info on Soviet accidents in the 60's and 70's.

User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1108 times:

The Aeroflot's collision was actually occured on August 11, 1979. 2 Aeroflot's Tu134 collided near Donetsk, killed 178, it was the #33 worst accidents in number of deaths.

for more info, please go to:

aviation-safety.net (or .com ??)

Kind Regard


User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6485 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1102 times:

DC-9CAPT mentioned the lack of information about the Kursk submarine disaster. It has been fully investigated. It collided with a NATO submarine.

Also the fire in the Moscow TV tower has been fully investigated. It collided with a NATO TV tower.

That joke was told on the steets of Moscow last week and I got it directly in an email. It tells very precisely how ordinary Russians relate to official information. It is very typical Russian humor.

Best regards, Preben Norholm



Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1092 times:

HEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEH That is a good one, I will have to pass that on.......


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User currently offlineRIX From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1070 times:

Official information about that accident appeared immediately because among the passengers were players of a major league football team from Tashkent (I mean European football, of course). The collision was not near the airport but on 10 km altitude, on cruising speed, nose-to-nose...

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