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Last updated: 16 July 2019
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Date:Friday 13 January 1989
Time:06:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic T154 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev Tu-154S
Operator:Aeroflot, International Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-85067
C/n / msn: 74A-067
First flight: 1974
Total airframe hrs:13266
Cycles:5949
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Monrovia-Roberts International Airport (ROB) (   Liberia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Monrovia-Roberts International Airport (ROB/GLRB), Liberia
Destination airport:Bamako Airport (BKO/GABS), Mali
Narrative:
The aircraft failed to lift off and the takeoff was rejected. The plane overran runway 04 and crashed into a ditch. Shifted cargo caused the Centre of Gravity to be 12% forward. Adding to that the Tupolev was overloaded by 6.604 kilos.

Classification:
Rejected takeoff
Cargo shift
Centre of Gravity outside limits
Runway excursion

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 2/89 (#37)
» Soviet Transports


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Distance from Monrovia-Roberts International Airport to Bamako Airport as the crow flies is 745 km (466 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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