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Last updated: 18 January 2017
Date:Saturday 28 August 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin 18V
Operator:Malev Hungarian Airlines
Registration: HA-MOC
C/n / msn: 181002903
First flight: 1961
Engines: 4 Ivchenko AI-20K
Crew:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 25
Total:Fatalities: 32 / Occupants: 34
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Saltholm Island (   Denmark)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Oslo-Fornebu Airport (FBU/ENFB), Norway
Destination airport:København-Kastrup Airport (CPH/EKCH), Denmark
Flightnumber: 731
Flew into the sea, while descending too low during an instrument approach to runway 22L.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Water

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Distance from Oslo-Fornebu Airport to København-Kastrup Airport as the crow flies is 487 km (304 miles).

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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