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Accident description
Last updated: 30 August 2015
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Date:Thursday 10 January 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-3K1C
Operator:Romavia
Registration: YR-ABD
C/n / msn: 21651/938
First flight: 1979
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bucharest-Otopeni International Airport (OTP) (   Romania)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Bucharest-Otopeni International Airport (OTP/LROP), Romania
Destination airport:Bucharest-Otopeni International Airport (OTP/LROP), Romania
Narrative:
The Romanian Presidential airplane, a Boeing 707-3K1C, was operated by Romavia. Two days before an official presidential mission to Beijing, the aircraft was test flown out of Bucharest-Otopeni Airport.
Upon landing the aircraft touched down hard in a left wing low attitude. The no. 1 and 2 engines struck the runway and a fire broke out near the no. 1 engine. The aircraft bounced to 30-40 m before it landed back on the runway. Engine power was brought back to idle and the left wing outboard of engine no.1 broke off.
Directional control was lost and the airplane veered sharply to the left near taxiway D. It ran onto the grass and stopped.
The crew immediately started the evacuation on the right hand side, opposite of the fire.


Sources:
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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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