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Date of Accident:06 February 1996Help
Airline:Birgenair   Help
Aircraft:Boeing 757-225   Help
Location:Puerto Plata, Domincan RepublicHelp
Registration:TC-GENHelp
Previous Registrations:N516EA, C-GNXN, N7079S, 8P-GULHelp
Flight Number:301Help
Fatalities:189:189Help
MSN:22206Help
Line Number:31Help
Engine Manufacturer:Rolls RoyceHelp
Engine Model:RB-211-535E4Help
Year of Delivery:1985Help
Accident Description:The aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff after the failure of the pitot system. The airspeed indicators indicated a higher than actual speed, which caused the pilots to reduce power and slow the airplane until it stalled and crashed. The pilots had noticed an anomoly regarding the airspeed indicators during the takeoff roll, but did not abort the takeoff.
 
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