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Last updated: 22 September 2021
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Datum:Montag 20 Juli 1992
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic T154 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolew Tu-154B
Fluggesellschaft:Tbilisi Aviation Enterprise
Kennzeichen: 85222
Werknummer: 77A222
Baujahr: 1977
Triebwerk: 3 Kuznetsov NK-8-2U
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 8
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 16 / Insassen: 16
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 24 / Insassen: 24
Opfer am Boden:Todesopfer: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Tbilisi-Novo Alexeyevka Airport (TBS) (   Georgien)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Tbilisi-Novo Alexeyevka Airport (TBS/UGGG), Georgien
Flug nach:Mineralnye Vody Airport (MRV/URMM), Russland
Unfallbericht:
The aircraft didn't become airborne and overran the runway, striking the localizer building. The Tu-154 broke up, overturned and crashed into a ravine.
It was loaded with about 20 tons of tea. Not all of the cargo was documented. The actual take-off mass was more than 2 tons higher than the physically possible for a safe take-off. Furthermore, the forward centre of gravity limit was exceeded.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: Violation of the rules of loading by the crew, storehouse personnel and operations service. The attempt to take-off was with weight in excess of max allowed in the given conditions, and with cargo outside its forward limit. None of the pax were ticketed.

Informationsquelle:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 4/93 (#34)
» Soviet Transports
» airdisaster.ru


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Distance from Tbilisi-Novo Alexeyevka Airport to Mineralnye Vody Airport as the crow flies is 320 km (200 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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