Date & Time: Jul 10, 2006 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Tupolev TU-134
Operator:
Registration:
05
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Military
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Simferopol - Gvardeyskoye AFB - Moscow-Chkalovskiy AFB
MSN:
63875
Country:
Ukraine
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
22
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On takeoff from Simferopol-Svardeyskoye AFB, Ukraine, the left engine caught fire as a result of bird strike. Takeoff run was abandoned and the aircraft overran the runway, broke apart and burnt. 3 crew were injured while 25 other occupants (among them Admiral Vladimir Masorin from Russian Navy), escaped unhurt.