Date & Time: Nov 20, 1990 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Tupolev TU-154
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-85268
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kutaisi - Kiev - Saint-Petersburg
MSN:
78A268
YOM:
1978
Country:
Georgia
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
164
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
23472
Aircraft flight cycles:
10227
Circumstances:
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.
Probable cause:
Wrong take off configuration and wrong preparation of the aircraft concerning the weight and balance procedure.