Narrative:The aircraft landed hard following an unstabilized visual approach in light turbulence. The gear collapsed and the aircraft overran the runway.
|Date:||Saturday 24 September 1988|
|Operator:||Aeroflot / Armenia|
|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 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (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 centre of gravity was out of limits and the crew had manually set the aircraft out of trim.
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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 Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.