Date & Time: Aug 24, 2004 at 2253 LT
Type of aircraft:
Tupolev TU-134
Operator:
Registration:
RA-65080
Flight Phase:
Flight
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Moscow - Volgograd
MSN:
60065
YOM:
1977
Flight number:
WLG1303
Country:
Russia
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
9
Crew fatalities:
9
Pax on board:
35
Pax fatalities:
35
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
44
Aircraft flight hours:
30751
Circumstances:
Aircraft departed Moscow-Domodedovo airport at 2230LT for Volgograd. 23 minutes later, it crashed in a field located near Buchalki, a small village in the vicinity of Toula, 200 km south of Moscow. The first rescuers arrived on the crash site during night and did not found any survivors among the 44 occupants. This accident occurred in the same time as a Tupolev TU-154 from Sibir Airlines. The Federal Safety Board (FSB) said after 3 days of inquiry that both accidents were caused by a bomb explosion.
Probable cause:
Explosion of a bomb on board.