Accident description
Last updated: 29 July 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 5 June 1992
Type:Tupolev 154B
Operator:Balkan Bulgarian Airlines
Registration: LZ-BTD
C/n / msn: 74A-058
First flight: 1974
Engines: 3 Kuznetsov NK-8-2U
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 127
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 130
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Varna Airport (VAR) (   Bulgaria) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (ARN/ESSA), Sweden
Destination airport:Varna Airport (VAR/LBWN), Bulgaria
Narrative:
A Tupolev 154B passenger plane, registered LZ-BTD, sustained substantial damage in a landing accident at Varna Airport (VAR), Bulgaria. All 130 on board survived.
The airplane was arriving on a charter flight from Sweden in strong winds and heavy rainfall. The airplane touched down late on runway 27 and ran off the runway, causing the nose landing gear to collapse.


Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» Patrick af Klercker (E-mail, 6-8-2012)
» Scramble 160
» Soviet Transports


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Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Stockholm-Arlanda Airport to Varna Airport as the crow flies is 1931 km (1207 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.
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