Narrative:The aircraft was shot down by Abkhazian rebels after a flight from Tbilisi. The Tu-154 crashed onto the runway and caught fire.
|Date:||Wednesday 22 September 1993|
|Operator:||Orbi Georgian Airways|
|C/n / msn:|| 76A-163|
|First flight:|| 1976|
|Engines:|| 3 Kuznetsov NK-8-2U|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 12|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 100 / Occupants: 120|
|Total:||Fatalities: 108 / Occupants: 132 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Sukhumi-Babusheri Airport (SUI) (Georgia)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Tbilisi-Novo Alexeyevka Airport (TBS/UGGG), Georgia|
|Destination airport:||Sukhumi-Babusheri Airport (SUI/UGSS), Georgia|
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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 Tbilisi-Novo Alexeyevka Airport to Sukhumi-Babusheri Airport as the crow flies is 340 km (213 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.