TAROM Flight 371
A TAROM Airbus A310-300 similar to aircraft involved in the accident
|Date||31 March 1995|
|Summary||Mechanical failure followed by |
|Site||Baloteşti, Romania |
TAROM Flight 371 (RO371/ROT371) was a scheduled international passenger flight, flying with an
Investigation on the crash revealed that the throttle of the starboard engine jammed in-flight. The crew later failed to respond properly to the failure. This combination led the aircraft to crash. The investigative committee concluded that mechanical failure followed by pilot error as the cause of the crash. The crash was the deadliest plane crash in Romania's history. It was also the deadliest plane crash in TAROM's operational history.
The aircraft involved in the crash was an Airbus A310-324 registered as YR-LCC. The aircraft has an MSN number of 450 and had its first flight in 1987. It was powered by two Pratt and Whitney Canada engines and had logged in 31.092 flight hours and 6.216 cycles. Its airworthiness was issued on 13 April 1994.