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TU 134 Crashlanded, All Survive.

Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:08 pm

Hi,

Hefty crash in Kyrgyzstan, Tupolev 134:

http://mobiel.ad.nl/article/1013/309...ash-alle-passagiers-overleven.html
In Dutch only.

All survived altough it went belly up!
Apparently bad weather.

I have no idea why they used this pic, good question!??

Any more info?

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RE: TU 134 Crashlanded, All Survive.

Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:19 pm

Why does it show a photo shopped image of a 747?
 
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RE: TU 134 Crashlanded, All Survive.

Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:24 pm

Quoting Algoz66 (Reply 1):
Why does it show a photo shopped image of a 747?

Sure does, hummm, well if true it's another Christmas miracle crash, just like another thread going now here on A.net, except that one was 20 years ago, but all survivied. Xmas Miracle In Stockholm, 20 Years Ago
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RE: TU 134 Crashlanded, All Survive.

Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:29 pm

From mail.ru website with my rough translation:

"At Osh airport in K-stan, a passenger TU134 flying from Bishkek made an emergency landing. Seven people were hospitalised. Children are among the injured.

According to preliminary information, the emergency landing was due to bad weather, especially fog. It is not excluded that part of the runway was covered in ice. A special government inquiry team will clarify the various senarios.

During the landing, the TU134 went beyond the runway and fell on its' side, losing a wing. After that, witnesses heard an explosion.

Local media report that the plane burst into flames after a failed landing"

I guess 'emergency landing' means crash landing, perhaps due to poor weather?
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RE: TU 134 Crashlanded, All Survive.

Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:30 pm

Apparently a flight from Bishkek to Osh with 73 passengers on board.

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RE: TU 134 Crashlanded, All Survive.

Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:32 pm

Quoting Algoz66 (Reply 1):
Why does it show a photo shopped image of a 747?

747F as well. Even worse   
 
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RE: TU 134 Crashlanded, All Survive.

Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:34 pm

Here's a proper picture

http://twitpic.com/7zomt7


Incidentally the caption in the opening post specifically says it's not a photo of the crashed Tu-134.



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RE: TU 134 Crashlanded, All Survive.

Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:36 pm

Quoting RubberJungle (Reply 6):
Here's a proper picture

"Bank angle, bank angle"!

Seriously, very nice that there are only injuries and not fatalities.
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RE: TU 134 Crashlanded, All Survive.

Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:41 pm

Quoting Algoz66 (Reply 1):
Why does it show a photo shopped image of a 747?

Even better: why do they show a photoshopped picture of a Kalita 747-200F that overan the runway in BRU back in 2008?

 
 
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RE: TU 134 Crashlanded, All Survive.

Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:44 pm

From what I have heard the aircraft broke up in 3 parts ....
 
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RE: TU 134 Crashlanded, All Survive.

Wed Dec 28, 2011 3:00 pm

The Aviation Herald has a good write-up on it and a couple of pictures:

http://www.avherald.com/h?article=4486342a&opt=0

It sounds like the weather may have been below minimums when they landed according that the information in that article. Amazing there were mostly only minor injuries.
 
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RE: TU 134 Crashlanded, All Survive.

Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:47 pm

Very reminiscent of several MD11 crashes, where the aircraft flipped onto its back, but stayed intact, apart from the wing breaking off.

Very very lucky group of people to survive that.
 
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RE: TU 134 Crashlanded, All Survive.

Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:59 pm

So glad to hear that everyone survived! Despite the questions over the weather, the quick response of the local fire crews saved many of those lives. For those interested, here's my translation of the Dutch article:

"A passenger airliner today crashed on landing at Osj in the central Asian country of Kyrgystan. The aircraft landed upside down. One of the wings broke off and burst into flames. About 40 meters beyond the end of the runway the wreck came to a stop. By a miracle, all 79 people aboard survived the accident.

"The aircraft that crashed was a Tupolev Tu-134 of the national company, Kyrgystan Airlines. Six people were wounded, the Minister of Emergency Affairs of the former Soviet republic reported. The cause of the crash is not yet known. but according to authorities the weather was very bad."

Next to the picture, "This is not the aircraft involved."          

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RE: TU 134 Crashlanded, All Survive.

Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:19 pm

How old was the aircraft? I'm glad everyone survived.   
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RE: TU 134 Crashlanded, All Survive.

Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:29 pm

Quoting slclaxkixkhh (Reply 13):
How old was the aircraft?

First flight was in 1979.

If you look for the reg EX-020, it is about half way down. I think it lists every TU-134 ever built.

http://russianplanes.net/EN/REGISTR/Tupolev/Tu-134

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RE: TU 134 Crashlanded, All Survive.

Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:34 pm

I know this is slightly OT, but at least it has to do with the aircraft...

Why do they have the nose window? Did someone sit/lie in that position to do visual checks of where they were? (I think not, but?)
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RE: TU 134 Crashlanded, All Survive.

Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:16 pm

Quoting MarSciGuy (Reply 15):
I know this is slightly OT, but at least it has to do with the aircraft...

Why do they have the nose window? Did someone sit/lie in that position to do visual checks of where they were? (I think not, but?)

I believe that is where the navigator would sit.
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RE: TU 134 Crashlanded, All Survive.

Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:18 pm

Quoting MarSciGuy (Reply 15):
Why do they have the nose window? Did someone sit/lie in that position to do visual checks of where they were?

It's exactly for this purpose. It's a navigator's seat. Remember this is an old design and expected to fly over vast areas of Soviet Union where navigational aids were not always available. And, what's more, it's developed from military aircraft which needed it's own navigation even more.
 
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RE: TU 134 Crashlanded, All Survive.

Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:47 pm

Anyone got stats on the ratio of crashes of Tupolevs to all other commercial airliners?

Beyond that, great to hear nobody was injured.
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RE: TU 134 Crashlanded, All Survive.

Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:28 pm

MSN has pictures also and it is amazing that nobody was hurt.

http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news...lane-flips-catches-fire-on-landing

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RE: TU 134 Crashlanded, All Survive.

Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:39 pm

Wow after looking at those pics thats incredible that no one died (if thats 100% true). I know the fuselage is basically 100% intact, but still its upside down and the one side is completely black from fire/smoke. Im trying to imagine how difficult it would be for people to fall out of their seats all while people are in a panic and there is fire smoke! I would think a lot of injuries would happen from people falling to the floor (in this case ceiling), when releasing their seatbelts.

This is obviously nothing more than a guess, but from what I can tell the aircraft either had a very hard angled landing that ripped the one wing off which allowed the plane to relatively gently roll upside down as it went across the ground. Or the one gear collapsed after the hard landing which then broke the wing off then the aircraft gently rolled over. Regardless that is soo good to hear no deaths so far.

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RE: TU 134 Crashlanded, All Survive.

Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:12 am

Reminded me of this crash in DEL several years ago of a Tu-154, the IC pilots had gone on strike forcing the government to wet-lease Russians jets.
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RE: TU 134 Crashlanded, All Survive.

Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:53 am

Glad everyone survived.

That is my January trip down the drain though! I guess I'll have to take the risk of equipment swaps and replacements with UTAir, unless there are any other carriers who will be operating Tu-134s beyond 31DEC. Any ideas welcome.
 
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RE: TU 134 Crashlanded, All Survive.

Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:20 am

Quoting aztrainer (Reply 19):
Dang that thing is built like a tank.

And so, one would presume, are the stocky Russians that survived its inversion...

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RE: TU 134 Crashlanded, All Survive.

Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:20 am

I think that it ended up upside down might actually have helped as that would leave slightly more space to crawl out compared to the width of the aisle.

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RE: TU 134 Crashlanded, All Survive.

Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:02 pm

I thought that the glazed nose, is because the original design was as a bomber, and it had a bomb aimer.
 
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RE: TU 134 Crashlanded, All Survive.

Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:08 pm

Quoting TrnsWrld (Reply 20):
This is obviously nothing more than a guess, but from what I can tell the aircraft either had a very hard angled landing that ripped the one wing off which allowed the plane to relatively gently roll upside down as it went across the ground.

Also reminiscent of some of the MD-11 incidents, including that one in ... Hong Kong?... where only three people perished out of 300-ish.

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RE: TU 134 Crashlanded, All Survive.

Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:13 am

Quoting DeltaAVL (Reply 18):
Anyone got stats on the ratio of crashes of Tupolevs to all other commercial airliners?

I did this a while back but I can't find it. From what I found, the Tu-134 safety record is on par with other passenger jets from the time.

Quoting UK_Dispatcher (Reply 22):
That is my January trip down the drain though! I guess I'll have to take the risk of equipment swaps and replacements with UTAir, unless there are any other carriers who will be operating Tu-134s beyond 31DEC. Any ideas welcome.

UTair are also stopping after December 31st
 
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RE: TU 134 Crashlanded, All Survive.

Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:10 am

I enjoyed my flights in Ukraine on Tu-134's. They were remarkably quiet inside, smooth in flight and have huge, round windows. No carryon bins...just a very small greyhound style rack. Anything larger than a book is placed in the hold behind the cockpit.

The only quibble is that they seem to take up a lot of runway on takeoff...but that might just be my impression.
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RE: TU 134 Crashlanded, All Survive.

Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:39 am

Can any carry on be put under the seat in front?.
 
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RE: TU 134 Crashlanded, All Survive.

Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:37 pm

Anyone know what the visibility was at the time, and whether the Tu134 is autoland equipped and whether this airport was autoland approved?
 
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RE: TU 134 Crashlanded, All Survive.

Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:47 pm

Just absolutely amazing that all survived. Truly a miracle! Some seriously grateful families no doubt!
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RE: TU 134 Crashlanded, All Survive.

Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:57 pm

I'll perhaps get flamed for this but it seems we hear about landing incidents in poor weather conditions disproportionately from that part of the world. Are the weather conditions in Eurasia typically lower on a percentage basis than other parts of the world or is it that the aircraft, landing aids, and regulations are insufficient or inadequate to ensure the safety of the flying public? If fog were more prevalent over parts of Africa, I suspect that continent would be carrying the torch. In any event, small private planes aside, I can't think of many landing incidents in North America in which hull losses have occurred.
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