Aeroflot Flight 6709

Aeroflot Flight 6709Friday May 19, 1978
The flight engineer accidentally shut off the automatic transferring of fuel from the sump tank. Eventually all three engines stopped and the plane crashed. Fuel starvation.

Crash Details

DateFriday May 19, 1978
LocationPochinok, Russia
Passengers126
Crew8
Fatalities4
Survivors130
Aircraft TypeTupolev TU-154B
OperatorAeroflot
RegistrationCCCP-85169
Flight OriginBaku
Flight Destination Leningrad
Pochinok, Russia
Aeroflot
Tupolev TU-154B
1978