Narrative:Passengers were boarding the aircraft when it was struck by mortar or artillery fire from Abkhazian rebels. The Tupolev caught fire and burned out.
|Date:||Thursday 23 September 1993|
|C/n / msn:|| 42235|
|First flight:|| 1975|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (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|
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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 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.