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Last updated: 28 November 2015
Date:Thursday 23 September 1993
Type:Tupolev 134A
Operator:Transair Georgia
Registration: CCCP-65001
C/n / msn: 42235
First flight: 1975
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 24
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 30
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Sukhumi-Babusheri Airport (SUI) (   Georgia)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Sukhumi-Babusheri Airport (SUI/UGSS), Georgia
Destination airport:Tbilisi-Novo Alexeyevka Airport (TBS/UGGG), Georgia
Passengers were boarding the aircraft when it was struck rockets fire by Abkhazian rebels from a BM-21 "Grad" rocket launcher. The Tupolev caught fire and burned out.


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Distance from Sukhumi-Babusheri Airport to Tbilisi-Novo Alexeyevka 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.
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