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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Date:Friday 9 October 1964
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-14P
Registration: YR-ILB
MSN: 146000902
First flight: 1960
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 31 / Occupants: 31
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2 km (1.3 mls) S of Cugir (   Romania)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Timisoara Airport (TSR/LRTR), Romania
Destination airport:Bucharest-Baneasa Airport (BBU/LRBS), Romania
An Ilyushin 14P passenger plane was destroyed when it crashed near Sibiu, Romania. All 32 on board were killed. The airplane operated on a domestic flight from Timisoara (TSR) to Bucharest-Baneasa (BBU). A powerful storm was affecting most of the airspace of Romania that day. The plane could not land in Bucharest and was diverted to Craiova (CRA). It was re-directed to the north of the country, and contact was lost after the plane crossed a mountain range.
The scatter of the debris indicated that the plane disintegrated before hitting the ground.

Probable Cause:

The inquiry committee concluded that the airplane had encountered a strong downdraught. The pilot's attempt to maintain attitude caused the fuselage to overstress. The airplane disintegrated.

Airframe failure
Loss of control

» Nick Szirbik (E-mail 21-2-2012)
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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 Timisoara Airport to Bucharest-Baneasa Airport as the crow flies is 398 km (249 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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