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Last updated: 5 July 2020
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Date:Tuesday 28 May 1996
Time:17:54
Type:Silhouette image of generic T154 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev Tu-154M
Operator:Varna International Airways
Registration: LZ-MIR
C/n / msn: 90A852
First flight: 1990
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Leipzig Airport (LEJ) (   Germany)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Sofia-Vrazhdebna Airport (SOF/LBSF), Bulgaria
Destination airport:Leipzig Airport (LEJ/EDDP), Germany
Narrative:
During taxi to the stand, the right wing struck a flood lighting pole.

Classification:
Collision with pole or wires
Damaged on the ground

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 4/96


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Distance from Sofia-Vrazhdebna Airport to Leipzig Airport as the crow flies is 1276 km (797 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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