Date of Accident: 06 February 1996 Airline: Birgenair Aircraft: Boeing 757-225 Location: Puerto Plata, Domincan Republic

Registration: TC-GEN Previous Registrations: N516EA, C-GNXN, N7079S, 8P-GUL Flight Number: 301 Fatalities: 189:189 MSN: 22206 Line Number: 31 Engine Manufacturer: Rolls Royce Engine Model: RB-211-535E4 Year of Delivery: 1985 Accident Description: The aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff after the failure of the pitot system. The airspeed indicators indicated a higher than actual speed, which caused the pilots to reduce power and slow the airplane until it stalled and crashed. The pilots had noticed an anomoly regarding the airspeed indicators during the takeoff roll, but did not abort the takeoff.

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