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.
|Date:||Friday 5 June 1992|
|Operator:||Balkan Bulgarian Airlines|
|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:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Varna Airport (VAR) (Bulgaria)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (ARN/ESSA), Sweden|
|Destination airport:||Varna Airport (VAR/LBWN), Bulgaria|
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.
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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.