today, possibly after striking a vehicle on the runway.
television has shown video images, apparently taken by a passenger seated on
the right-hand side of the aircraft, which seem to show the 737 experiencing a
sudden impact or explosion during its take-off roll.
footage identifies the aircraft as bearing registration YR-BGC, a 13-year old
example owned by the airline. Images taken after the event show the aircraft
off the runway, with evacuation slides deployed and damage to its left-hand
undercarriage and engine.
Tarom could not immediately
be reached for comment, local reports cite Tarom director Gheorghe Barla as saying that a vehicle had been
unintentionally left on the runway after checks.
aircraft had been bound for the Egyptian resort of Sharm El-Sheikh.
and fog were present at the time of the accident. Local reports state there
were 120 passengers on board, although there is no indication of any injuries.