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.
|Date:||Tuesday 20 November 1990|
|Operator:||Aeroflot / Georgia|
|C/n / msn:|| 78A-268|
|First flight:|| 1978|
|Total airframe hrs:||23472|
|Engines:|| 3 Kuznetsov NK-8-2U|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 171 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Kutaisi Airport (KUT) ( Georgia)
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Departure airport:||Kutaisi Airport (KUT), Georgia|
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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.