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Accident
Last updated: 22 July 2018
Estado:
Fecha:viernes 6 agosto 1937
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-2-152
Operador:Aeroflot, International Civil Aviation Directorate
Registración: URSS-M25
Numéro de série: 1413
Año de Construcción: 1935
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Total:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 6
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Herina, Bistrita-Nasaud County (   Rumanía)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Cluj-Napoca Airport (CLJ/LRCL), Rumanía
Aeropuerto de Llegada:?
Descripción:
The aircraft crashed into a forest following an in-flight explosion and fire. It appeared a passenger lit a cigarette in the toilet, were avgas fumes had accumulated.
Local sources at the time reported that the aircraft operated on a flight from Moscow to Prague with an en route stop in Ukraine.
Other sources claim the flight had departed Bucharest en route to Moscow.
The accident location is about 64 km northeast of Cluj and 220 km north-northwest of Bucharest. This would support the theory that the aircraft had taken off from Cluj, en route towards Moscow.

Fuentes:
» Soviet Transports
» Groaza in cer -Avion de pasageri prabusit pe Herina 1937 (holland.ro)
» Groaza în cer... Un avion bolsevic de pasageri – prabusit în Herina (bistriteanul.ro, 5 July 2016)


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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.
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