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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 17 June 1993
Time:22:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 26B
Operator:Tajikistan Airlines
Registration: 26035
C/n / msn: 10604
First flight: 1981
Engines: 2 Ivchenko AI-24VT
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 28 / Occupants: 28
Total:Fatalities: 33 / Occupants: 33
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:35,5 km (22.2 mls) N of Tbilisi (   Georgia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Batumi-Chorokh Airport (BUS/UGSB), Georgia
Destination airport:Baku-Bina International Airport (BAK/UBBB), Azerbaijan
Narrative:
The Antonov operated on a charter flight from Batumi, Georgia to Shymkent, Kazakhstan via Baku, Azerbaijan, with merchants and their goods.
The flight was en route at 5100 m when it encountered an area with severe turbulence. The aircraft stalled and entered a spin. It impacted a hillside at an elevation of 690 meters.

Classification:
Turbulence
Loss of control

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» Flight International
» airdisaster.ru
» Scramble 170


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Distance from Batumi-Chorokh Airport to Baku-Bina International Airport as the crow flies is 714 km (447 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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