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Accident description
Last updated: 6 October 2015
Date:Wednesday 4 February 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 24B
Operating for:Tarom
Leased from:Romanian Government
Registration: YR-AMT
C/n / msn: 77303310
First flight: 1967
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 21
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Vladeasa mountain group (   Romania)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bucharest-Otopeni International Airport (OTP/LROP), Romania
Destination airport:Oradea Airport (OMR/LROD), Romania
An Antonov 24B passenger plane, YR-AMT, was destroyed when it flew into a mountainside in the Vladeasa mountain group, Romania. All six crew members and seven passengers died instantly. All but one of the surviving passengers later died before rescuers were able to reach the wreckage.
Tarom flight RO35 had departed Bucharest-Otopeni International Airport (OTP) on a domestic flight to Oradea Airport (OMR). The flight descended in poor visibility conditions until it struck tree tops on a mountainside. It then impacted a mountain slope and broke up.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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Distance from Bucharest-Otopeni International Airport to Oradea Airport as the crow flies is 421 km (263 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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