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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 20 October 1990
Time:14:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic T154 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev 154B-1
Operator:Aeroflot / Georgia
Registration: CCCP-85268
C/n / msn: 78A-268
First flight: 1978
Total airframe hrs:23472
Cycles:10227
Engines: 3 Kuznetsov NK-8-2U
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 164
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 171
Airplane 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
Narrative:
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.

Classification:
Centre of Gravity outside limits

Runway excursion

Sources:
» airdisaster.ru
» Soviet Transports


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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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