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Last updated: 30 November 2015
Date:Tuesday 21 September 1993
Type:Tupolev 134A
Operator:Transair Georgia
Registration: 65893
C/n / msn: 5340120
First flight: 1975
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 22
Total:Fatalities: 27 / Occupants: 27
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Sukhumi-Babusheri Airport (SUI) (   Georgia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Adler/Sochi Airport (AER/URSS), Russia
Destination airport:Sukhumi-Babusheri Airport (SUI/UGSS), Georgia
The Tupolev was fired at with a heat seeking "Strela-2" shoulder-fired SAM by Abkhazi separatist forces, using a patrol boat. The aircraft lost control and crashed into the sea from a height of 300m.

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Distance from Adler/Sochi Airport to Sukhumi-Babusheri Airport as the crow flies is 113 km (71 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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