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Last updated: 13 November 2018
Estado:Final
Fecha:sábado 29 agosto 1998
Hora:13:03
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic T154 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev Tu-154M
Operador:Cubana de Aviación
Registración: CU-T1264
Numéro de série: 85A-720
Año de Construcción: 1985
Horas Totales de la Célula:9256
Motores: 3 Soloviev D-30KU-154-II
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 14 / Ocupantes: 14
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 56 / Ocupantes: 77
Total:Fatalidades: 70 / Ocupantes: 91
Víctimas en Tierra:Fatalidades: 10
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Quito-Mariscal Sucre Airport (UIO) (   Ecuador)
Elevación del lugar del accidente: 2813 m (9229 feet) amsl
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Quito-Mariscal Sucre Airport (UIO/SEQU), Ecuador
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Guayaquil-Simon Bolivar Airport (GYE/SEGU), Ecuador
Número de Vuelo:CU389
Descripción:
Cubana Flight 389, a Tupolev Tu-154M, was preparing for departure back to Havana with a planned en route stop at Guayaquil. During the first engine start a pneumatic valve was blocked. The problem was rectified and two engines were started with ground power. The third one was started as the aircraft taxied to the runway. After obtaining takeoff clearance, the throttles were advanced and the airplane accelerated down runway 17. When the aircraft reached the Vr speed, it would not rotate. It took the crew 10 seconds to decide to abort the takeoff. With 800 m of runway length remaining, brakes were applied. The Tu-154 overshot the runway and plowed into a soccer field. The plane barely missed a residential area.
It is presumed that because of the problems during start-up and the time, almost 38 minutes, that passed to the beginning of takeoff, the final point of the checklist for taxiing was not complied with and the crew forgot to select the switches for the hydraulic valves of the control system.

Fuentes:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 5/98 (#158)
» ICAO Adrep Summary 5/01 (#17)


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Distance from Quito-Mariscal Sucre Airport to Guayaquil-Simon Bolivar Airport as the crow flies is 271 km (170 miles).

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Tupolev Tu-154

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  • 52nd loss
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