Unfallbericht:The Tupolev 134 was operating a scheduled flight from Istanbul to Budapest with an intermediate stop at Bucharest, Romania. Approaching at FL040 Bucharest the crew were cleared to descend to 600 metres to the Ope NDB and prepare for a straight-in approach to runway 26. The aircraft struck level ground at an elevation of 55m and crashed.
|Datum:||21 SEP 1977|
|Fluggesellschaft:||Malev Hungarian Airlines|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 8|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 21 / Insassen: 45|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 29 / Insassen: 53 |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||6,3 km (3.9 Meilen) SW of Urziceni (Rumänien)
|Flugphase:|| Annäherung (APR)|
|Flug von:||Istanbul-Yesilköy Airport (IST/LTBA), Türkei|
|Flug nach:||Bucharest-Otopeni International Airport (OTP/LROP), Rumänien|
PROBABLE CAUSE: The aircraft had been flown at reduced power, leading to a gradual loss of altitude, unnoticed by the crew.
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A metal piece from Peter ZSILLE's collection.
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Istanbul-Yesilköy Airport to Bucharest-Otopeni International Airport as the crow flies is 455 km (284 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.