The last Russian passenger was transported by a Russian Tu-134, said Interfax news agency on Tuesday. Al-4069, a 40-year-old, of the Alrosza airline, with its T-134B, was flying to Mirnij on the island of Irkutsk on Monday, May 20, with 70 passengers aboard. From here, the discarded plane will fly to Novosibirsk on Wednesday, where it will go to the local aviation and space museum.
One of the most popular machine types of the former Soviet bloc, developed by the Tupolev design office, was serial production between 1966 and 1984. In addition to civil aviation, it has been used for military transportation and other auxiliary tasks. The former Hungarian airline Malév used Tu-134 between 1968 and 1988.