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Accident
Last updated: 25 June 2018
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Datum:vrijdag 6 augustus 1937
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-2-152
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Aeroflot, International Civil Aviation Directorate
Registratie: URSS-M25
Constructienummer: 1413
Bouwjaar: 1935
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Totaal:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Herina, Bistrita-Nasaud County (   Roemenië)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Cluj-Napoca Airport (CLJ/LRCL), Roemenië
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
Beschrijving:
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.

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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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