Plane crash of AN-26B north of Tbilisi. 1993
Plane crash of AN-26B north of Tbilisi. 1993

Plane crash AN-26B airlines Tochikiston north of Tbilisi

  • Date plane crash: 17.06.1993, the

  • Time of the crash: 22:15

  • Country of the crash: Georgia

  • Location of the crash: Dusheti district, near Choporti

  • aircraft Brand: An-26B

  • Registration of aircraft: EY26035

  • Name of air carrier: Tochikiston

Chronology of events:

Plane Leninabad airline produced a charter flight with goods and merchants on board. The crew during the flight from Tbilisi reported to the dispatcher of the flight at flight level 5100 m checkpoint Mukhrani. The crew later the relationship did not go out, the mark of the aircraft on the radar screen disappeared. The plane was found completely destroyed on the mountainside, with a note of height at a distance m 690 35,5 km north of Tbilisi Airport.

Data on victims:

  • Total on board were people 33: 5 28 crew members and passengers. Total killed 33 people: crew 5, 28 passengers.

Details of the crash:

  • Phase of flight: Horizontal (cruising) flight

  • Identify the causes of the crash: crew error, weather conditions

Data on the plane:

  • aircraft Brand: An-26B

  • Aircraft ID: EY26035

  • The country in which the registered aircraft: Tajikistan

  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 1981

  • Serial number of the aircraft :: 10604

Flight data:

  • Flight type: Chartered passenger

  • Aviation Company: Tochikiston

  • The country, which was registered aviation company: Tajikistan

  • Flying from: Batumi

  • Flying in: Baku (Bean)

  • Original item: Batumi

  • A final point: Shymkent


The findings, which investigated plane crash

The cause of the crash was way out in the sun supercritical angles of attack and stall the transition of the aircraft in the strong spin during flight in a zone of intense thunderstorm activity.

Plane crash was possible because of the adoption of decisions on the crew departing the forecast severe weather events over a long section of the route Baku-Tbilisi-Kutaisi without having to elaborate on the option of care to the backup airfield that due to the inability to dial the desired zone to bypass the thunderstorm safe altitude (at boundary gross weight for these flight conditions) made it necessary to continue flying directly into the zone of dangerous weather phenomena.