Accident description
Last updated: 28 November 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 20 July 1992
Type:Tupolev 154B
Operator:Tbilisi Aviation Enterprise
Registration: 85222
C/n / msn: 77A-222
First flight: 1977
Engines: 3 Kuznetsov NK-8-2U
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 24 / Occupants: 24
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tbilisi-Novo Alexeyevka Airport (TBS) (   Georgia) show on map
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Tbilisi-Novo Alexeyevka Airport (TBS/UGGG), Georgia
Destination airport:Mineralnye Vody Airport (MRV/URMM), Russia
Narrative:
The aircraft didn't become airborne and overran the runway, striking the localizer building. The Tu-154 broke up, overturned and crashed into a ravine.

PROBABLE CAUSE: Overloaded and a centre of gravity too far forward.

Classification:
Centre of Gravity outside limits
Runway excursion

Sources:
» Flight International 12-18.8.92 (12)
» ICAO Adrep Summary 4/93 (#34)
» Scramble 158
» Soviet Transports


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Distance from Tbilisi-Novo Alexeyevka Airport to Mineralnye Vody Airport as the crow flies is 320 km (200 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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