Accident Tupolev Tu-134 HA-LBC, Wednesday 21 September 1977
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Date:Wednesday 21 September 1977
Time:16:59
Type:Silhouette image of generic T134 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Tupolev Tu-134
Owner/operator:Malev Hungarian Airlines
Registration: HA-LBC
MSN: 8350605
Year of manufacture:1968
Total airframe hrs:10547 hours
Cycles:8920 flights
Engine model:Soloviev D-30
Fatalities:Fatalities: 29 / Occupants: 53
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:6,3 km SW of Urziceni -   Romania
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Istanbul-Yesilköy Airport (IST/LTBA)
Destination airport:Bucharest-Otopeni International Airport (OTP/LROP)
Investigating agency: Romania MoT
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
Malev Hungarian Airlines flight 203, a Tupolev Tu-134, was a scheduled service from Istanbul to Budapest with an intermediate stop at Bucharest, Romania.
On the first leg, while at FL40, the crew were cleared to descend to 600 metres to the Ope NDB and prepare for a straight-in approach to runway 26 at Bucharest-Otopeni Airport. The aircraft struck level ground at an elevation of 55 m and crashed.

PROBABLE CAUSE: The aircraft had been flown at reduced power, leading to a gradual loss of altitude, unnoticed by the crew.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: Romania MoT
Report number: final report
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report

Sources:

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History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

7 October 1969 HA-LBC Malev Hungarian Airlines 0 Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS) sub

Statistics

  • 21st worst accident in 1977
  • 20th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 3rd worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

Location

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photo (c) coll. I. Radó; near Bucharest, Romania; 21 September 1977


photo (c) coll. I. Radó; near Bucharest, Romania; 21 September 1977


photo (c) coll. I. Radó; near Bucharest, Romania; 21 September 1977


photo (c) coll. I. Radó; near Bucharest, Romania; 21 September 1977


photo (c) coll. I. Radó; near Bucharest, Romania; 21 September 1977


photo (c) Romanian CAA/Szabo, Miklos - The Red Book of Civil Aviation Accidents and Disasters; Urziceni; 22 September 1977


photo (c) Szabo, Miklos - The Red Book of Civil Aviation Accidents and Disasters (1960-2004)


photo (c) coll. I. Radó; near Bucharest, Romania; 21 September 1977


photo (c) coll. I. Radó; near Bucharest, Romania; 21 September 1977


photo (c) coll. I. Radó; near Bucharest, Romania; 21 September 1977


photo (c) coll. I. Radó; near Bucharest, Romania; 21 September 1977


photo (c) coll. I. Radó; near Bucharest, Romania; 21 September 1977


photo (c) Werner Fischdick; Frankfurt International Airport (FRA); 05 September 1973


photo (c) Fortepan: Mészáros Zoltán; in flight; 1974; (CC:by-sa)

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