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Last updated: 19 March 2019
Date:Saturday 24 September 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic T154 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev Tu-154B-2
Operator:Aeroflot / Armenia
Registration: CCCP-85479
C/n / msn: 81A-479
First flight: 1981
Engines: 3 Kuznetsov NK-8-2U
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 158
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 168
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Aleppo Airport (ALP) (   Syria)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Yerevan Airport (EVN/UDYZ), Armenia
Destination airport:Aleppo-Nejrab Airport (ALP/OSAP), Syria
The aircraft landed hard following an unstabilized visual approach in light turbulence. The gear collapsed and the aircraft overran the runway.
The centre of gravity was out of limits and the crew had manually set the aircraft out of trim.


Centre of Gravity outside limits

Runway excursion

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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 Yerevan Airport to Aleppo-Nejrab Airport as the crow flies is 761 km (476 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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