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Plane crash of the Tu-104B in Sofia (Bulgaria). 1962
Plane crash of the Tu-104B in Sofia (Bulgaria). 1962

Plane crash of the Tu-104B in Sofia (Bulgaria)

  • Date of the crash: 04.06.1962, the
  • The time of the crash: 05: 33
  • Country plane crash: Bulgaria
  • Location of the crash: the city Murgash, 27 km northeast of Sofia Airport
  • Type of aircraft: Tu-104B
  • Registration of aircraft: SSSR42491
  • Name of air carrier Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division: An international team of CAF Muta, 207 Common

Chronology of events:

The plane later 9 minutes 36 seconds from takeoff crashed into a treeless mountainside Murgash (excess 1150 meters above the airfield) is lower than the peak of the 250 m, while the MC = 132 degree with landing gear at the right bank and a large pitch angle, in 27 km in the north-east of the airport "hostile." The plane is completely destroyed and burned.

Data on victims:

Total on board were people 5: 5 crew members. Total killed 5 people: 5 crew members.

Details of the crash:

  • Phase of flight: the approach
  • Identify the causes of the crash: ATC error, technical failure, error crew
Data on the plane:
  • aircraft Brand: Tu-104B
  • Aircraft ID: USSR-42491
  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR
  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 26.08.1960
  • Serial number of the aircraft: 021604
  • Hours aircraft: 1404
  • The cycles of use of the aircraft: 628
  • Engines: A A 5140114 5120033
Flight data:
  • Tour type: Truck
  • The aviation company Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division: An international team of CAF Muta, 207 Common
  • The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR
  • Flying from: Sofia
  • Flying in: Odessa
  • Original: Sofia
  • A final point: Moscow (Sheremetyevo)
Additional information:
Information about the crew:
  • Igor Seidel - FAC
  • Nikolai Nesterov - the co-pilot
  • Boris Belousov - navigator
  • Nikolai Vlasov - mechanic
  • Yuri Ulupi - radio operator


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