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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Date:Tuesday 20 September 1994
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-26
Operator:Fortele Aeriene Române
Registration: 508
MSN: 2508
First flight: 1974
Engines: 2 Ivchenko AI-24VT
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Oradea Airport (OMR) (   Romania)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Oradea Airport (OMR/LROD), Romania
Destination airport:Bucharest-Otopeni International Airport (OTP/LROP), Romania
Damaged beyond repair in a takeoff accident. During takeoff roll, the flight engineer (student) retracted the landing gear before the captain's order.

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Distance from Oradea Airport to Bucharest-Otopeni International Airport as the crow flies is 421 km (263 miles).

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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