Tupolev Tu-104A - Petrovice, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 50° 48.449 E 013° 58.817
33U E 428151 N 5628913
Quick Description: The Tupolev Tu-104 (NATO reporting name: Camel) was a twinjet medium-range narrow-body turbojet-powered Soviet airliner.
Location: Ústecký kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 2/17/2019 10:21:59 AM
Waymark Code: WM1038D
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Sieni
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Long Description:
In 1957, Czechoslovak Airlines – CSA, (now Czech Airlines) became the first airline in the world to fly a route exclusively with jet airliners, using the Tu-104A variant between Prague and Moscow. In civil service, the Tu-104 carried over 90 million passengers with Aeroflot (On 15 September 1956, the Tu-104 began revenue service on Aeroflot's Moscow-Omsk-Irkutsk route, replacing the Ilyushin Il-14. The flight time was reduced from 13 hours and 50 minutes to 7 hours and 40 minutes, and the new jet dramatically increased the level of passenger comfort. By 1957, Aeroflot had placed the Tu-104 in service on routes from Vnukovo Airport in Moscow to London, Budapest, Copenhagen, Beijing, Brussels, Ottawa, Delhi, and Prague.

In 1957, Czechoslovak Airlines became the only export customer for the Tu-104, placing the aircraft on routes to Moscow, Paris, and Brussels. CSA bought six Tu-104As (four new and two used examples) configured for 81 passengers. Three of these aircraft were subsequently written off (one due to a refuelling incident in India and another to a pilot error without fatalities) then the world's largest airline), and a lesser number with CSA, while it also saw operation with the Soviet Air Force.

Tu-104A OK-LDC
Date of Production: 1957
Construction Number: 76600602
Serial Number / Registration Code: OK-LDC
Operator: CSA Czechoslovak Airlines
Date of Decommissioning: 1974
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The airplane now serves as a restaurant and tourist attraction close to Czech-Germany border.
Type of Aircraft: (make/model): Tu-104A

Tail Number: (S/N): OK-LDC

Construction:: original aircraft

Location (park, airport, museum, etc.): restaurant and tourist attraction in Petrovice village

inside / outside: outside

Other Information:: Not listed

Access restrictions: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Photo of aircraft (required - will be interesting to see if the aircraft is ever repainted or progress if being restored)
Photo of serial number (required unless there is not one or it is a replica)
Photo(s) of any artwork on the aircraft (optional but interesting)

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