Date & Time: Aug 6, 1937
Type of aircraft:
Douglas DC-2
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-M25
Flight Phase:
Flight
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Bucharest – Moscow
MSN:
1413
YOM:
1935
Country:
Romania
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
3
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
2
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
En route, the aircraft caught fire and crashed in flames near Bistriţa, Transylvania. All five occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
It appears a passenger lit a cigarette in the rear toilets where fuel vapors accumulated.