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Encyclopedia > Siberia Airlines Flight 1812
Siberia Airlines Flight 1812
Summary
Date  4 October 2001
Cause  Allegedly hit by anti-aircraft missile
Site  Black Sea
Origin  Ben Gurion International Airport
Destination  Novosibirsk Tolmachevo Airport
Fatalities  78
Injuries  0
Aircraft
 Aircraft type  Tupolev-154M
Operator  Siberia Airlines
Tail number  RA-85693
Passengers  66
Crew  12
Survivors  0

Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 crashed over the Black Sea on October 4, 2001, en route from Tel Aviv (Israel) to Novosibirsk (Russia). The plane, a Soviet-made Tupolev-154, carried an estimated 66 passengers (mostly Jewish-Russian immigrants to Israel) and 12 crew members. No one on board survived. October 4 is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... NASA satellite image of the Black Sea Map of the Black Sea The Black Sea is an inland sea between southeastern Europe and Anatolia that is actually a distant arm of the Atlantic Ocean by way of the Mediterranean Sea. ... Ben Gurion International Airport or Ben Gurion Airport (Hebrew: ‎) (IATA: TLV, ICAO: LLBG), once widely known as Lod Airport, is located near Lod, 15 km southeast of Tel Aviv, and is the largest international airport in Israel. ... Novosibirsk Tolmachevo Airport (Аэропорт Толмачёво in Russian) (IATA: OVB, ICAO: UNNT) is situated 16 km from Novosibirsk, an industrial and scientific center in Siberia, Russia, the nations third largest city. ... The Tupolev Tu-154 (NATO reporting name: Careless) is a Russian medium-range trijet airliner, equivalent to the Boeing 727. ... S7 Airlines is an airline based in Novosibirsk, Russia. ... NASA satellite image of the Black Sea Map of the Black Sea The Black Sea is an inland sea between southeastern Europe and Anatolia that is actually a distant arm of the Atlantic Ocean by way of the Mediterranean Sea. ... October 4 is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tel-Aviv was founded on empty dunes north of the existing city of Jaffa. ... Location of Novosibirsk in Russia and the Oblast Coordinates: Oblast Novosibirsk  - Mayor Vladimir Gorodetskiy Area    - City 447. ... Soviet redirects here. ... The Tupolev Tu-154 (NATO reporting name: Careless) is a Russian medium-range trijet airliner, equivalent to the Boeing 727. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination... Immigration is the act of moving to or settling in another country or region, temporarily or permanently. ...


Russian ground control center in Sochi suddenly lost contact with the airliner. Soon, the pilot of an Armenian plane crossing the sea nearby reported a "flash" on the horizon. Train station of Sochi hidden behind palm trees Sochi (Russian: ) is a Russian resort city, situated in Krasnodar Krai near the southern Russian border. ... For other uses, see Aviator (disambiguation). ... Horizon. ...


In the post-September 11 situation, the crash was initially thought to be due to terrorism. A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... Terrorist redirects here. ...


It was later declared that the plane was accidentally brought down by a stray anti-aircraft missile. It was supposedly fired by the Ukrainian Air Defense Force during the shooting exercise held that day on Cape Chuluk shooting range, on the south Crimean coast. The missile, part of the Soviet-made S-200 air-defence system, was initially reported to be launched seawards and to have successfully self-destructed. Ukraine's Minister of Defense and other higher commanders had been following the launch on site by radar. The Commander and Chief of Staff of Ukrainian Defence Force at that time was General Vladimir Kamenski. At the time of the shootdown of Korean Air Lines Flight 007, he was the Commander of Far East Military District Air Defence Forces, and gave the command to General Kornukov, Commander of Sokol Air base on Sakhalin Island to shoot down KAL 007. Just prior to the shootdown of Siberian Airlines Flight 1812, in answer to an interview question whether such an accident could happen again, General Kamenski indicated in the negative [1]. But he was wrong. American troops man an anti-aircraft gun near the Algerian coastline in 1943 Anti-aircraft, or air defense, is any method of combating military aircraft from the ground. ... It has been suggested that Guided missile be merged into this article or section. ... Motto: Процветание в единстве - Prosperity in unity Anthem: Нивы и горы твои волшебны, Родина - Your fields and mounts are wonderful, Motherland Location of Crimea (red) on the map of Ukraine. ... Soviet redirects here. ... S-200 missile on its launcher. ... This long range radar antenna, known as ALTAIR, is used to detect and track space objects in conjunction with ABM testing at the Ronald Reagan Test Site on the Kwajalein atoll. ... Korean Air Flight 7 (KAL007, KE007) was the flight number of a civilian airliner shot down by Soviet fighters on September 1, 1983, over Soviet territorial waters just west of Sakhalin island, killing all 269 passengers and crew. ...


The following investigation conducted by Russian air safety officials discovered that the plane's debris bore damage similar to that caused by the distinctive spherical shrapnel produced by the S-200. Also the timing of both the launch and the crash were reported matching. A detective is an officer of the police who performs criminal or administrative investigations, in some police departments, the lowest rank among such investigators (above the lowest rank of officers and below sergeants), a civilian licensed to investigate information not readily available in public records (a private investigator, also called... Air safety is a broad term encompassing the theory, investigation and categorization of flight failures, and the prevention of such failures through appropriate regulation, as well as through education and training. ... Debris (French, pronounced (IPA) dibri) is a word used to describe the remains of something that has been otherwise destroyed. ... It has been suggested that Fragmentation (weaponry) be merged into this article or section. ...


Despite that, the Ukrainian military at first insisted that the launch was completed according to the exercise plan, supported by video shot from the command post. But later the government of Ukraine officially recognized its military's fault in the accident and started negotiating compensation payments for victims' relatives. Command Post is a military term referring to a field location whence the person in charge of a situation may issue orders. ...


On November 20, 2003, the compensation agreement was signed between the governments of Ukraine and Israel. It was later ratified by the relatives of the victims who agreed to the conditions. In addition to compensation issues, the agreement has stated that "Ukraine is not legally responsible for the accident that occurred to the plane and free of any obligations regarding it". Commenting on the agreement, Gen. Oleksandr Kuz'muk, the ex-Minister of Defense sacked after the accident, told media that "the payments were a humane action, not the admittance of guilt". November 20 is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Look up Agreement in Wiktionary, the free dictionary An agreement may be an agreement in beliefs, rules, practices (policies), or conduct. ... This article is about law in society. ...


Some Russian relatives of the crash victims refused to accept the compensation conditions offered by Ukraine. They brought a civil suit against the Ukrainian government to Pechers'ky local court in Kiev. During the court hearings, the government representatives stated that the airplane "could not be brought down by a Ukrainian missile" according to the radar data. They also questioned the conclusions of the Russian-conducted investigation, calling them "mathematically modeled, but not proven by evidence". They argued that the Soviet-made Identification friend or foe system of the missile in question would have prevented it from striking the Soviet-made airliner. The lawyer representing the plaintiffs argued in media that the fault of the Ukrainian government was effectively proven by the fact that it negotiated the compensations for Israeli relatives of the victims. A lawsuit is a civil action brought before a court in order to recover a right, obtain damages for an injury, obtain an injunction to prevent an injury, or obtain a declaratory judgment to prevent future legal disputes. ... A trial at the Old Bailey in London as drawn by Thomas Rowlandson and Augustus Pugin for Ackermanns Microcosm of London (1808-11). ... Map of Ukraine with Kiev highlighted Coordinates: Country Ukraine Oblast Kiev City Municipality Raion Municipality Government  - Mayor Leonid Chernovetskyi Elevation 179 m (587. ... This long range radar antenna, known as ALTAIR, is used to detect and track space objects in conjunction with ABM testing at the Ronald Reagan Test Site on the Kwajalein atoll. ... A mathematical model is an abstract model that uses mathematical language to describe the behaviour of a system. ... For other senses of this word, see evidence (disambiguation). ... Soviet redirects here. ... In telecommunications, identification, friend or foe (IFF) is a crypto identification system designed for command and control. ... A plaintiff, also known as a claimant or complainer, is the party who initiates a lawsuit (also known as an action) before a court. ...


On June 21, 2004, the spokesperson of Ukraine's General Prosecution Office stated that none of the 11 forensic examinations carried out so far have proven the fact of hitting the Tupolev-154 by a Ukrainian missile so the criminal investigation continued. June 21 is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 193 days remaining. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Forensics or forensic science is the application of science to questions which are of interest to the legal system. ... To examine somebody or something is to inspect it closely, hence an examination is a detailed inspection or analysis of an object or person. ... It has been suggested that Guided missile be merged into this article or section. ...


The Bulgarian stopover

It was reported that Flight 1812 made an unscheduled stopover in Burgas, Bulgaria, where it apparently took some more passengers, but this suggestion has been strongly denied by Bulgarian and other authorities. If this stopover didn't happen, flight 1812 was heavily off-course and with a 2 to 3-hour unexplained delay when it crashed, since it had took off from Tel Aviv at 10:00 AM. Burgas (also transliterated as Bourgas; Bulgarian: ) is the second-largest city on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. ...


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See also

Coordinates: 42°11′N, 37°37′E The Ukrainian Air force (Ukrainian: , Povitryani Syly Ukrayiny) is a part of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. ... Brovary (Ukrainian Бровари) is a city in Ukraines Kyivska oblast, close to the capital city of Kyiv. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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