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Last updated: 19 June 2019
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Date:Friday 17 November 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-24V
Operator:Fortele Aeriene Române
Registration: YR-AMP
C/n / msn: 77303505
First flight: 1967
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Arad Airport (ARW) (   Romania)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Bucharest-Otopeni International Airport (OTP/LROP), Romania
Destination airport:Arad Airport (ARW/LRAR), Romania
Narrative:
Crashed on approach to Arad, probably due to icing.

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Distance from Bucharest-Otopeni International Airport to Arad Airport as the crow flies is 414 km (259 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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