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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2016
Date:Thursday 23 March 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic T154 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev 154
Operator:Balkan Bulgarian Airlines
Registration: LZ-BTB
C/n / msn: 72A-027
First flight: 1972
Total airframe hrs:7800
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane 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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