Date: December 04, 2010
Time: 14:49
Location: Moscow, Russia
Operator: Dagestan Airlines
Flight #: 372
Route: Moscow -Makhachkala, Dagestan
AC Type: Tupolev Tu-154M
Registration: RA-85744
cn / ln: 92A-927
Aboard: 169   (passengers:160  crew:9)
Fatalities: 2   (passengers:2  crew:0)
Ground: 0
Summary: About 80km out from Moscow, the crew reported losing all three engines, electrical power and navigation equipment. They decided to divert back to Moscow. Visual contact with the ground could not be established until breaking through the overcast at 500 feet. The aircraft landed, skidded off the runway and broke into three pieces. Unintentional shutdown of supply tank booster pumps when the flight engineer carried out manual fuel transfer procedures during the climb, leading to instantaneous oscillation of fuel flow to the engines and their speed, a shut down of the outer engines and power supply problems in the aircraft for 2 minutes 23 seconds due to the failure of three generators. Failure to use all the possibilities by the crew to restore engine power;

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