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Last updated: 4 October 2015
Fecha:jueves 7 agosto 1980
Tipo:Tupolev 154B-1
Registración: YR-TPH
Numéro de série: 78A-277
Año de Construcción: 1978
Motores: 3 Kuznetsov NK-8-2U
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 16
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 152
Total:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 168
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Nouadhibou Airport (NDB) (   Mauritania)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Bucharest-Otopeni International Airport (OTP/LROP), Rumanía
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Nouadhibou Airport (NDB/GQPP), Mauritania
The Tupolev crew couldn't see the runway while descending through the 90m decision height. A missed approach procedure was initiated when the pilot felt contact with the what he thought was ground, but was actually water, 300m short of the runway.

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Distance from Bucharest-Otopeni International Airport to Nouadhibou Airport as the crow flies is 4700 km (2938 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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