ASN Aircraft accident Tupolev Tu-154B-1 CCCP-85268 Kutaisi Airport (KUT)
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Date:Saturday 20 October 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic T154 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev Tu-154B-1
Operator:Aeroflot / Georgia
Registration: CCCP-85268
MSN: 78A268
First flight: 1978
Total airframe hrs:23472
Engines: 3 Kuznetsov NK-8-2U
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 164
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 171
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kutaisi Airport (KUT) (   Georgia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kutaisi Airport (KUT/UGKO), Georgia
Destination airport:Kiev-Borispol Airport (KBP/UKBB), Ukraine
The Tupolev failed to rotate on takeoff because the airplane was overloaded and a CofG which was too far forward. The captain aborted the takeoff, but the plane could not be stopped on the remaining runway length. It overran the runway by 781 m and was considered damaged beyond repair.

Centre of Gravity outside limits
Rejected takeoff
Runway excursion

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Distance from Kutaisi Airport to Kiev-Borispol Airport as the crow flies is 1261 km (788 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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