Date & Time: Aug 23, 1940
Type of aircraft:
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Baia Mare – Cluj-Napoca – Sibiu – Bucharest
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
While approaching Cluj-Napoca from the west, the aircraft was not on the assigned track and hit the slope of Mt Gaina located in the Apuseni mountain range, Carpathians. The wreckage was found some 70 km southwest of Cluj-Napoca and all 15 occupants were killed. At the time of the accident, the weather conditions were poor with low visibility, hail falls and turbulence.
According to officials, the accident was caused by a navigational error on the part of the crew, widely favored by poor weather conditions and the lack of sufficient visibility.