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Last updated: 20 October 2019
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Date:Thursday 9 February 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic T154 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev Tu-154B-2
Operator:Tarom
Registration: YR-TPJ
C/n / msn: 80A-408
First flight: 1980
Engines: 3 Kuznetsov NK-8-2U
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bucharest-Otopeni International Airport (OTP) (   Romania)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Bucharest-Otopeni International Airport (OTP/LROP), Romania
Destination airport:Bucharest-Otopeni International Airport (OTP/LROP), Romania
Narrative:
Crashed following a simulated engine failure when a flight crew member raised the flaps too soon.

Sources:
» Soviet Transports


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photo of Tupolev-Tu-154B-2-YR-TPJ
accident date: 09-02-1989
type: Tupolev Tu-154B-2
registration: YR-TPJ
photo of Tupolev-Tu-154B-2-YR-TPJ
accident date: 09-02-1989
type: Tupolev Tu-154B-2
registration: YR-TPJ
 

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