38 Years ago today: On 30 August 1983 an Aeroflot Tupolev 134A flew into the slope of a mountain while on approach to Almaty, killing all 90 occupants.

Date:Tuesday 30 August 1983
Type:Silhouette image of generic T134 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev Tu-134A
Operator:Aeroflot, Privolzhsk Civil Aviation Directorate
First flight:1978
Total airframe hrs:9976
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 83 / Occupants: 83
Total:Fatalities: 90 / Occupants: 90
Aircraft damage:Destroyed
Aircraft fate:Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:36 km (22.5 mls) from Alma-Ata (   Kazakhstan)
Crash site elevation:1365 m (4478 feet) amsl
Phase:Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Chelyabinsk Airport (CEK/USCC), Russia
Destination airport:Alma-Ata Airport (ALA/UAAA), Kazakhstan

Tupolev 134 CCCP-65129 operated on a flight from Kazan to Alma-Ata via Chelyabinsk. Approaching Alma-Ata, the Tu-134 descended prematurely over mountainous terrain. The GPWS alarm sounded for 23 seconds before the crew took action by initiating a climbing left turn. Two seconds later the airplane collided with the slope of Dolan Mountain at an altitude of 690 m above airfield elevation, which is 1365 m above sea level.