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Accident description
Last updated: 15 December 2017
Date:Friday 6 August 1937
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-2-152
Operator:Aeroflot, International Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: URSS-M25
C/n / msn: 1413
First flight: 1935
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Bistrita (   Romania)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Cluj-Napoca Airport (CLJ/LRCL), Romania
Destination airport:Moskva (unknown airport), Russia
Crashed after a passenger lit a cigarette in the toilet, were avgas fumes had accumulated. No survivors. The aircraft was on its way from Prague to Moscow with an intermediate stop at Cluj.

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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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