This page uses content from Wikipedia and is licensed under CC BY-SA.

Aeroflot Flight 3932

Aeroflot Flight 3932
Aeroflot Tu-104B CCCP-42403 LBG 1974-8-2.png
An Aeroflot Tupolev Tu-104B similar to the aircraft involved
Accident summary
Date 30 September 1973
Summary Spatial disorientation after electrical failure
Site 10 km southwest of Koltsovo Airport
Passengers 100
Crew 8
Fatalities 108 (all)
Survivors 0
Aircraft type Tupolev Tu-104
Operator Aeroflot
Registration CCCP-42506
Flight origin Koltsovo Airport
1st stopover Omsk Tsentralny Airport
2nd stopover Tolmachevo Airport
3rd stopover Kadala Airport
Last stopover Khabarovsk Novy Airport
Destination Knevichi Airport

Aeroflot Flight 3932 was a flight operated by Aeroflot from Koltsovo Airport, Sverdlovsk to Omsk Tsentralny Airport, Soviet Union. On 30 September 1973 the Tupolev Tu-104 operating the route crashed shortly after takeoff from Sverdlovsk, killing all 108 passengers and crew on board.[1]


The aircraft crashed due to incorrect indications by the main artificial horizon and the compass system, caused by a failure of the electrical supply, resulting in spatial disorientation of the pilots. The aircraft crashed approximately five miles from Koltsovo Airport.[2]

See also

Aeroflot Flight 964, also a Tupolev Tu-104, which crashed just two weeks after Flight 3932 experiencing similar electrical failures.

Aeroflot Flight 2415, another Tupolev Tu-104, crashed after takeoff experiencing similar equipment failure.


  1. ^ "Accident synopsis, Tupolev Tu-104 CCCP-42486". Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Gero, David (1996). Aviation Disasters Second Edition. Patrick Stephens Limited. p. 121.