Accident description
Last updated: 23 July 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 22 July 1938
Time:17:38
Type:Lockheed 14-H Super Electra
Operator:LOT Polskie Linie Lotnicze
Registration: SP-BNG
C/n / msn: 1422
First flight: 1938
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Negrileasa, Stulpicani, Suceava (   Romania)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Chernovtsy Airport (CWC/UKLN), Ukraine
Destination airport:Bucharest-Baneasa Airport (BBU/LRBS), Romania
Narrative:
Plane on route Warsaw-Lviv-Czerniowce (Chernovtsy)-Bucharest-Thessaloniki crashed in poor weather (thunderstorm, rain, cloud at low attitude) at 5.38 p.m. local time on hill in the Negrileasa wood (SE of Stulpicani). Eyewitness said the aircraft spinned before crashed into wooden hill.
Commandant of Chernowitz Airport Ionescu, first doctor of child's hospital of Chernovcy Isidore Bodya and composer/aviator Ionel Fernic (37) among the victims.
Probable cause of disaster - unknown; maybe struck by lightning.


Sources:
» Gazeta Wyborcza
» The Lockheed Twins / P.J. Marsden


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Distance from Chernovtsy Airport to Bucharest-Baneasa Airport as the crow flies is 415 km (259 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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