Date: November 16, 1981
Time: 19:30
Location: Norilsk, Russia
Operator: Aeroflot
Flight #: ?
Route: Krasnoyarsk - Norilsk
AC Type: Tupolev TU-154B-2
Registration: CCCP-85480
cn / ln: 81A-480
Aboard: 167   (passengers:160  crew:7)
Fatalities: 99   (passengers:95  crew:4)
Ground: 0
Summary: The plane acquired excessive vertical speed and descended below the glideslope while attempting to land. The aircraft impacted terrain in an open field and slid across frozen ground for about 300 m. The high descent rate could not be countered by applying maximum elevator trim. Malfunctioning elevator.

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