Tupolev Tu-154B (P-551)

1976 – 2006

Aircraft ProducerTupolev
Aircraft TypeTu-154B
Production SiteAviakor
Construction Number75A129
First Flight1975
Airframe StatusStored


DateA/C TypeReg. No.OperatorStatusRemarks
29.01.1976Tu-154B551🇰🇵 CAAK, ChosŏnminhangFlying
06.1979Tu-154BP-551🇰🇵 CAAK, ChosŏnminhangFlying
06.1993Tu-154BP-551🇰🇵 Air KoryoFlying
08.2006Tu-154BP-551🇰🇵 Air KoryoStored

Accidents and incidents

On 9 February 1976, P-551 sustained damage while taxiing after being struck by an 🇷🇺 Aeroflot Tupolev Tu-104 that lost control and crashed during takeoff at 🇷🇺 Irkutsk Airport.

A few years later, on 30 June 1979, P-551 sustained landing gear and wing damage at 🇭🇺 Budapest Ferihegy Airport. On final approach to Runway 31, the pilot realised the plane would undershoot and brought the nose of the plane up without applying power. The aircraft stalled and with a hard landing, the right landing gear collapsed, causing the right wing to strike the ground and sustain substantial wing structure damage. There were no fatalities and the aircraft was subsequently repaired and returned to service.

On 15 August 2006, P-551 operating flight JS152 had a runway excursion while landing at 🇨🇳 Beijing Capital International Airport. The aircraft has been stored at 🇰🇵 Pyongyang Sunan International Airport since.

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