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Plane crash of Tu-154M over Lake Constance. 2002
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Plane crash of Tu-154M over Lake Constance. 2002

Plane crash of Tu-154M airlines 'BAL' on Lake Constance

  • Date of the crash: 01.07.2002 of

  • Time of the crash: 23:35

  • Country of the crash: Germany

  • Location of the crash: Baden-Württemberg, Lake Constance region, near Überlingen

  • aircraft Brand: Tu-154M

  • Registration of aircraft: RA85816

  • Name of air carrier: Bashkirian airlines

  • Flight: 2937

Chronology of events:

The Tu-154M aircraft collided in the air at an altitude of 10 650 m at an angle of 90 gr. With an airplane "Boeing-757" (A9C-DHL) of the airline "DHL Airways". The planes were on cross courses at night on the same train 11 000 m. For 50 seconds before the collision, the TCAS systems of both aircraft were triggered. For 43 seconds before the collision, the dispatcher from Switzerland gave the Tu-154M pilot the instruction to drop to the level of 10700 m. TCAS Tu-154M, on the contrary, issued a command about climbing, and TCAS "Boeing" gave a command to reduce (which ensured a safe divergence of the aircraft). The commander of Tu-154 performed the command of the dispatcher after a certain pause, which was caused by the inconsistency of the instructions. Almost simultaneously, submitting to the command of own TCAS, the pilot of "Boeing" began to decline. Then the dispatcher gave erroneous information to the crew of the Tu-154 about the position of the Boeing (60 degrees to the right, instead of 60 to the left, which created a difficulty for its timely visual detection) and altitude (the dispatcher did not hear the report of the pilot of Boeing, That it is still on 11000 m). Considering the problem solved, the dispatcher, who worked alone on the night shift, began landing another aircraft. At that time, Tu-154 and the declining "Boeing" collided. The emergency actions of the crew, taken for 5 seconds before the collision, did not help to avoid it. Keel "Boeing" collided with the left side of the fuselage Tu-154M. The passenger plane split into four parts. The wreckage, enveloped in flames, collapsed in the vicinity of Lake Constance to a land near the border with Switzerland. "Boeing" in 8 km from Tu fell, before striking the ground, losing both engines. The dispatcher guilty of the catastrophe a year and a half later was killed by a man who lost two children and a wife in her.

Plane crash of Tu-154M over Lake Constance. 2002

Data on victims:

  • Total on board were people 69: 12 57 crew members and passengers. On the ground was 2 people. Total killed 71 people: 12 crew members, passengers and 57 2 people on earth.

Details of the crash:

  • Phase of flight: Horizontal (cruising) flight

  • Identified causes of the crash: crew error, error ATC, custom reasons

Data on the plane:

  • Brand aircraft Tu-154M

  • Aircraft ID: RA85816

  • Country where registered aircraft: Russia

  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 1995

  • Serial number of the aircraft :: 95A1006

Flight data:

  • Flight: 2937

  • Flight type: Chartered passenger

  • Aviation Company: Bashkirian Airlines

  • The country, which was registered aviation company: Russia

  • I flew from Moscow (Domodedovo)

  • Flying in Barcelona

  • Original item: Moscow (Domodedovo)

  • A final point: Barcelona

Additional information:

Plane crash of Tu-154M over Lake Constance. 2002

Information about the crew:

  • KBC - Alexander Gross

  • inspector, deputy. Squadron commander - Oleg Pavlovich Grigoriev

  • copilot - Murat Ahatovich Itkulov

  • navigator - Sergey G. Harlov

  • flight engineer - Oleg Irikovich Valeev

  • Brigadier-attendant - Olga Bagina

  • Flight attendants:

  • engineer A and the PO - Yuri Leonidovich Penzin

  • Flight manager Artem Gusev

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