Tu-154 'unsafe'

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  1. The Basket

    The Basket Well-Known Member

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    I have been reading about the recent crashes of this jet and how 'dangerous' it is.

    Any views on this?
     
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    I don't think its so much the aircraft but maintenance and operation. Wiki had some good info with references.

    Tupolev Tu-154 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    I had the misfortune to fly from Leningrad (as it was then) to Moscow on one and it scared the crap out of me. The strong smell of fuel in the cabin and broken emergency exit handle when we boarded should have given us a clue!
    This was in the days of Glasnost/Perestroika,before the disintegration of the USSR and it was operated by Aeroflot. We took the overnight train back.
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    The Basket Well-Known Member

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    I have also flown in one. When I was a young boy

    From Bucharest on a TAROM jet.

    It was better than the Il-18 that we flew out on!
     
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    The vast majority of Tu-154 losses can be attributed to crew error, terrorism or military action. That says nothing about the plane, and significantly more about the places it is employed in.
     
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    :lol: 4 posts. 4 bloody posts. disgust
     
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    I read where 1015 examples were constructed. Remarkable considering it was designed by a socialist regime. One of my nightmares has always been some rogues commandeering an aging airliner, perhaps one such as this, and flying a thermonuclear device over a western city on a one way mission. The plane discussed here can cruise at ten miles per minute.
     
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    I'm a bit baffled by the 'Remarkable considering it was designed by a socialist regime' remark. Soviet Russia always constructed more of everything than everyone else. And rogues commandeered much newer airliners on Sept 11 20021 without too much problem. I think people are too hung up on the fact that this was made in Russia, rather than the more more pertinent fact that it is operated in countries where maintenance and crew training are carried out to (fairly appalling) late-Soviet standards, often in climactic extremes and in areas with almost no high-tech infrastructure.
     
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