Aeroflot Flight 6709

Aeroflot Flight 6709 was a Tupolev Tu-154B on a domestic route from Baku to Leningrad on 19 May 1978. While cruising, fuel starvation affected the flow of fuel to the aircraft’s three Kuznetsov NK-8 engines, causing the engines to stop. The aircraft bounced several times, separating into three pieces upon contact with trees. The crash and resulting fire caused 4 fatalities and 27 injuries.

About Aeroflot Flight 6709 in brief

Summary Aeroflot Flight 6709Aeroflot Flight 6709 was a Tupolev Tu-154B on a domestic route from Baku to Leningrad on 19 May 1978. While cruising, fuel starvation affected the flow of fuel to the aircraft’s three Kuznetsov NK-8 engines, causing the engines to stop.

The aircraft bounced several times, separating into three pieces upon contact with trees. The crash and resulting fire caused 4 fatalities and 27 injuries.