ASN Aircraft accident Antonov An-24RV YR-AMD Sibiu Airport (SBZ)
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Date:Sunday 29 December 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-24RV
Registration: YR-AMD
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
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:22 km (13.8 mls) S of Sibiu Airport (SBZ) (   Romania)
Crash site elevation: 1700 m (5577 feet) amsl
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Oradea Airport (OMR/LROD), Romania
Destination airport:Bucharest-Baneasa Airport (BBU/LRBS), Romania
Flew into the side of the Muntii Lotrului at an altitude of 1700 m.
Reportedly, the crew was asked to make an unplanned stop at Sibiu, Romania by a high level member of local communist party.

Probable Cause:

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."

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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Distance from Oradea Airport to Bucharest-Baneasa Airport as the crow flies is 427 km (267 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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