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Last updated: 14 November 2018
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Date:Monday 4 November 1957
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-14P
Operator:Romanian Government
Registration: YR-PCC
C/n / msn: 146001010
First flight: 1956
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 16
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Moskva-Vnukovo Airport (VKO) (   Russia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Official state flight
Departure airport:Bucharest (unknown airport), Romania
Destination airport:Moskva-Vnukovo Airport (VKO/UUWW), Russia
Narrative:
The Romanian Government Il-14 struck treetops in fog and crashed while approaching Moscow-Vnukovo Airport (VKO). Three crew members and a passenger, former Romanian Foreign Minister Gregore Preoteasa, were killed.
The airplane carried a delegation of the Romanian state and party leadership, among them the future Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaucescu.

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» The Deseret News - Nov 6, 1957


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