Accident description
Last updated: 25 October 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 29 December 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 24RV
Operator:Tarom
Registration: YR-AMD
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)
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
Narrative:
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.


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."

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» adevarul.ro
» Soviet Transports
» Triunghiul Bermudelor in Romania? (Libertatea 16-4-2006)


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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.
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