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Last updated: 16 October 2021
Date:Thursday 23 March 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic T154 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev Tu-154
Operator:Balkan Bulgarian Airlines
Registration: LZ-BTB
MSN: 72A027
First flight: 1972
Total airframe hrs:7800
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:22,5 km (14.1 mls) NE of Damascus (   Syria)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Damascus International Airport (DAM/OSDI), Syria
Flew into a high ground.

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photo of Tupolev-Tu-154-LZ-BTB
accident date: 23-03-1978
type: Tupolev Tu-154
registration: LZ-BTB
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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