ASN Aircraft accident Antonov An-24RV YR-BMD Constanta Airport (CND)
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Date:Monday 25 January 1982
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-24RV
Registration: YR-BMD
MSN: 57310202
First flight: 1975
Engines: 2 Ivchenko AI-24VT
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Constanta Airport (CND) (   Romania)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Bucharest-Baneasa Airport (BBU/LRBS), Romania
Destination airport:Constanta-Kogalniceanu Airport (CND/LRCK), Romania
The Antonov was on final approach, descending through 30-40 m when it swerved 40-50deg to the left when the crew simulated a left engine failure. The rate of descent reduced and the aircraft then banked 60-70 degrees to the left and the left wingtip struck the ground.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: No. 1 propeller went into ground fine pitch due to a malfunction in the feathering system.


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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 Bucharest-Baneasa Airport to Constanta-Kogalniceanu Airport as the crow flies is 189 km (118 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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