Narrative:Flew into the side of the Muntii Lotrului at an altitude of 1700 m.
|Date:||Sunday 29 December 1974|
|C/n / msn:|| 27307606|
|First flight:|| 1972|
|Engines:|| 2 Ivchenko AI-24VT|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 28 / Occupants: 28|
|Total:||Fatalities: 33 / Occupants: 33 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||22 km (13.8 mls) S of Sibiu Airport (SBZ) ( Romania)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Oradea Airport (OMR/LROD), Romania|
|Destination airport:||Bucharest-Baneasa Airport (BBU/LRBS), Romania|
Reportedly, the crew was asked to make an unplanned stop at Sibiu, Romania by a high level member of local communist party.
CAUSE: "The crew's incorrect approach procedure execution, which lead to the aircraft drifting south off course by 20 km, while the wind was increasing turbulence was present."
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display the exact flight path.
Distance from Oradea Airport to Bucharest-Baneasa Airport as the crow flies is 427 km (267 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.