Date & Time: Nov 20, 1990 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Kutaisi - Kiev - Saint-Petersburg
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During take off, while the aircraft was running above V1 speed, crew decided to abort the take off. Aircraft was unable to stop within the remaining runway, overrun, lost one main gear and came to rest 781 meters further. All 173 occupants were evacuated, among them 11 were injured. Aircraft was damaged beyond repair. It appears that aircraft was overweight, the center of gravity was out of the envelope too far forward, thus the aircraft failed to rotate.
Wrong take off configuration and wrong preparation of the aircraft concerning the weight and balance procedure.