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Fatal Russian Tu-134 CFIT crash cause released
2 August 2007

The MAK Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) finished the investigation into the fatal accident of a Tu-134 at Samara (KUF) in March 2007. They concluded that the weather conditions at Samara were below minima. The crew however were not informed about the worsening meteorological conditions. On final approach, at decision height, the crew had not established positive visual contact with the approach lights. The approach was continued until the airplane contacted the ground. (MAK)