Narrative:The Tupolev was fired at with a heat seeking missile by Abkhazi separatist forces, using a patrol boat. The aircraft lost control and crashed into the sea from a height of 300m.
|Date:||Tuesday 21 September 1993|
|C/n / msn:|| 5340120|
|First flight:|| 1975|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 22|
|Total:||Fatalities: 27 / Occupants: 27 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (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|
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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.