Event Details

Title:Stall on takeoff, Birgenair, Boeing 757, TC-GEN (Recommended)
Micro summary:This Boeing 757 stalled and crashed shortly after takeoff, due to erroneous airspeed indications from blocked pitot tubes.
Event Time:1996-02-06 at 0345 UTC
File Name:1996-02-06-DO.pdf
Publishing Agency:Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)
Publishing Country:Dominican Republic
Report number:Unknown
Site of event:Climb, Puerto Platas
Departure:Gregorio Luperon International Airport, Puerto Platas, Dominican Republic
Destination:Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Airplane Type(s):Boeing 757-223
Flight Phase:Takeoff
Type of flight:Revenue
Serious Injuries:0
Other Injuries:0
Executive Summary:On 6 February 1996, at approximately 03:45 hours UTC, a Boeing 757, registration TC-GEN, operated by the Birgenair company as a flight chartered by the ACrea Line National Wings, crashed 6 minutes after departing from the Gregorio Luperon International airport at Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.

The flight took place under Instrument flight rules. The airplane was destroyed, with 176 passengers and 13 crew on board. The flight originated at 03:40 to Frankfurt, Germany with a stopover in Gander, Canada and Shonefeld, Berlin, Germany.

Learning Keywords:Operations - Icing
Operations - Training Deficiency
Operations - Uncontrolled Flight into Terrain
Systems - Flight Instruments
Systems - Pitot/Static System
Consequence - Hull Loss
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