Descripción del Accidente ASN 02 AUG 2003 Tupolev Tu-154M RA-85847 - Faro Airport (FAO)
ASN logo
Estado:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Fecha:sbado 2 agosto 2003
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic T154 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev Tu-154M
Operador:Avialinii 400
Registración: RA-85847
Numéro de série: 88A792
Año de Construcción: 1988
Motores: 3 Soloviev D-30KU-154-II
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 8
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 151
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 159
Daños en la Aeronave: Menor
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:Faro Airport (FAO) (   Portugal)
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Faro Airport (FAO/LPFR), Portugal
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Moskva-Domodedovo Airport (DME/UUDD), Rusia
Número de Vuelo:9664
The Tupolev was prepared for a flight from Faro to Moscow and the takeoff weight was calculated being 101789 kg, which exceeded the maximum allowed takeoff weight by almost 1800 kg. This put the crew in a situation where they had to choose to deplane a number of passengers, including baggage, or to decrease the amount of fuel. The latter would mean that a refueling stop should be made somewhere between Faro and Moscow. The crew decided to continue to flight anyway, violating the rules. The extra weight would increase the takeoff run by 90 m. Weather was good with a 7 knots wind at 030-degrees and a visibility of over 10 km. The flight taxied to runway 10/28, which is 2490 m long with the flaps were set at 15 degrees. The throttles were advanced while the plane taxied onto the runway and takeoff was commenced immediately. Because the engine exhaust gas temperature reached the maximum limits, the engines could not be used at full power. This led to an increase in the runway length needed by approx. 530 m. The plane lifted off the runway, 30 m before the end. The angle of attack and g-load warning system alarm sounded and two and a half seconds later the plane truck trees at an altitude of 5-7 m. The plane sustained damage to the fuselage and wings. The crew decided to continue to Moscow.

» Ministry of Transport Russia, investigation report
» ICAO Adrep


Add your photo of this accident or aircraft

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Faro Airport to Moskva-Domodedovo Airport as the crow flies is 3952 km (2470 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.
languages: languages


The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF on social media FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2023 Flight Safety Foundation

1920 Ballenger Av, 4th Fl.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314