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.
|Date:||Monday 20 July 1992|
|Operator:||Aeroflot / Georgia|
|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:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Tbilisi-Novo Alexeyevka Airport (TBS) (Georgia)
|Phase:|| Initial climb (ICL)|
|Departure airport:||Tbilisi-Novo Alexeyevka Airport (TBS/UGGG), Georgia|
|Destination airport:||Mineralnye Vody Airport (MRV/URMM), Russia|
PROBABLE CAUSE: Overloaded and a centre of gravity too far forward.
» Flight International 12-18.8.92 (12)
» ICAO Adrep Summary 4/93 (#34)
» Scramble 158
» Soviet Transports
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 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.