ASN Aircraft accident Tupolev Tu-154B-1 CCCP-85097 Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport (LED)
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Status:Information verified through authorities or other official sources.
Date:Thursday 23 May 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic T154 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev Tu-154B-1
Operator:Aeroflot, Leningrad Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-85097
MSN: 75A097
First flight: 1975
Engines: 3 Kuznetsov NK-8-2U
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 174
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 181
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport (LED) (   Russia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Sukhumi-Babusheri Airport (SUI/UGSS), Georgia
Destination airport:Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport (LED/ULLI), Russia
The Tupolev approached with a rate of descent during a rain shower and landed hard 13 m short of the runway. The right gear collapsed and the aircraft started to break up.


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Distance from Sukhumi-Babusheri Airport to Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport as the crow flies is 2008 km (1255 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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Tupolev Tu-154

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  • 32nd loss
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