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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Datum:Mittwoch 22 September 1993
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic T154 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolew Tu-154B
Fluggesellschaft:Orbi Georgian Airways
Kennzeichen: 85163
Werknummer: 76A163
Baujahr: 1976
Triebwerk: 3 Kuznetsov NK-8-2U
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 12
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 100 / Insassen: 120
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 108 / Insassen: 132
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Sukhumi-Babusheri Airport (SUI) (   Georgien)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Tbilisi-Novo Alexeyevka Airport (TBS/UGGG), Georgien
Flug nach:Sukhumi-Babusheri Airport (SUI/UGSS), Georgien
The aircraft was shot down by Abkhazian rebels after a flight from Tbilisi. The Tu-154 crashed onto the runway and caught fire.

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photo of Tupolev-Tu-154B-85163
accident date: 22-09-1993
type: Tupolev Tu-154B
registration: 85163

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Tbilisi-Novo Alexeyevka Airport to Sukhumi-Babusheri Airport as the crow flies is 340 km (213 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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