Date: December 15, 1997
Time: 18:35
Location: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Operator: Tajikistan Airlines
Flight #: 3183
Route: Dushanbe - Sharjah
AC Type: Tupolev TU-154
Registration: EY-85281
cn / ln: 78A-281
Aboard: 86   (passengers:77  crew:9)
Fatalities: 85   (passengers:77  crew:8)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft crashed and burned while making an attempt to land. A number of errors by the crew resulted in the acccident. Not maintaining the height indicated during the last contact with the ATC. Not following instructions from the ATC. Crew fatigue and turbulence in the area contributed to the accident.

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