39 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: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 84 / Occupants: 84
Total:Fatalities: 90 / Occupants: 90
Aircraft damage:Destroyed
Aircraft fate:Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:36 km (22.5 mls) SW of Alma-Ata Airport (ALA) (https://cdn.aviation-safety.net/database/country/flags_15/UN.gif   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 Tu-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.