Date: August 29, 1998
Location: Quito, Ecuador
Aircraft: Tupolev TU-154M
Reg: CU-T1264
Airline: Cubana de Aviacion
Flight No: 389
Fatalities: 90 : 72

On a third attempt to take off, the plane struggled to gain altitude, rising a few feet, but settled back to earth plowing past the end of the runway and crashing into an auto body shop and coming to rest in a soccer field. The accident was caused by the late decision of the crew to abort the takeoff.