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Video: Russian Alrosa TU-154 takeoff from abandoned airstrip – repaired after crash-landing
24 March 2011


On September 7, 2010 and Alrosa Tupolev 154M operated on a flight from Polyarnyj Airport (PYJ), Russia to Moskva-Domodedovo Airport (DME). At an altitude of 10,600m in the region of town of Usinsk the Tu-154 lost all of its electrical systems including radio and navigation systems, flaps and fuel pumps. After emergency decent below cloud level the crew were able to spot an abandoned air strip near the town of Izhma. The abandoned air strip is 1325m, whereas Tu-154 requires a minimum of 2200m. The aircraft came to rest 160m past the end of the runway coming to rest amidst trees.
The airplane was repaired on site and departed in March 2011.

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