Accident Tupolev Tu-154B-2 EW-85528, Tuesday 13 October 1992
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Date:Tuesday 13 October 1992
Type:Silhouette image of generic T154 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Tupolev Tu-154B-2
Owner/operator:Aeroflot / Belarus
Registration: EW-85528
MSN: 82A528
Year of manufacture:1982
Total airframe hrs:20366 hours
Cycles:8758 flights
Engine model:Kuznetsov NK-8-2U
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 67
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Vladivostok Airport (VVO) -   Russia
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Vladivostok Airport (VVO/UHWW)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The Tu-154 operated on a charted flight, carrying Lithuanian tourists from North Korea.
During the takeoff run from Vladivostok Airport, the captain made a belated decision to abort the take off at a speed of 320 km/h after a failed attempt to raise the nose. The length of the takeoff run by then was 2500m. The aircraft failed to stop in the remaining 1000m and overran the end of the runway at a speed of 200 km/h. The nose landing gear collapsed and the aircraft stopped 283 meters past the end of the runway.
Investigation showed that 16,800 kg of passenger baggage was loaded onto the aircraft which was officially declared being 10 tons.
Consequently the centre of gravity calculations and stabilizer setting was incorrect.

PROBABLE CAUSE: Overloaded; centre of gravity too far forward.


ICAO Adrep Summary 4/93 (#35)
Scramble 162
Soviet Transports


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