Accident description
Last updated: 25 October 2014
Status:
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) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Test
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Bucharest-Otopeni International Airport (OTP/LROP), Romania
Narrative:
The aircraft touched down hard in a left wing low attitude. The no. 1 and 2 engines struck the runway. A fire broke out near the no. 1 engine and the left wing outboard of this engine broke off.

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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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