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Accident description
Last updated: 15 December 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 10 October 1962
Time:08:57
Type:Avia 14-32A
Operator:CSA Ceskoslovenské Aerolinie
Registration: OK-MCT
C/n / msn: 98807103
First flight: 1958
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 38
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 42
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:6,3 km (3.9 mls) SE of Brno Turany Airport (BRQ) (   Czech Republic)
Crash site elevation: 280 m (919 feet) amsl
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bratislava-Ivanka Airport (BTS/LZIB), Slovakia
Destination airport:Brno Turany Airport (BRQ/LKTB), Czech Republic
Flightnumber: 306
Narrative:
An Avia 14 passenger plane, operated by CSA crashed near Slavkov, killing 13 of the 42 occupants.
The airplane operated flight OK306 from Kosice to Bratislava, Brno and Prague. The flight departed Bratislava at 08:34. Visibility at Brno was poor due to fog as the flight was cleared for an approach to runway 28. The airplane descended below minimum descent altitude because the pilot assumed he was 3,5 km closer to the airport. Flight 305 impacted the side of Spidláky Hill (307 m) at a height of 280 m, broke up and burst into flames.

Classification:

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Passauer Neue Presse 11 October 1962, p2
» Czech accidents web site
» V Újezdu u Brna odhalili pomník jedné z nejhorších leteckých katastrof (Ceskatelevize)


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Distance from Bratislava-Ivanka Airport to Brno Turany Airport as the crow flies is 115 km (72 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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