ASN Aircraft accident Douglas DC-3 YU-ABF Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH)
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Date:Wednesday 17 October 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3
Operator:Jugoslovenski Aerotransport - JAT
Registration: YU-ABF
MSN: 25294/13849
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 22
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 27
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH) (   Switzerland)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Ljubljana-Brnik Airport (LJU/LJLJ), Slovenia
Destination airport:Beograd-Dojno Polje Airport, Serbia
The two pilots of a JAT DC-3 flew their airplane to Switzerland to seek political asylum for them and their family members who were also on board the flight.
The aircraft landed at Zurich, Switzerland at 11:41.


» L'Express : feuille d'avis de Neuchâtel, 18 Oct 1951


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Distance from Ljubljana-Brnik Airport to Beograd-Dojno Polje Airport as the crow flies is 485 km (303 miles).

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