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Last updated: 24 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 23 November 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
Operator:Jugoslovenski Aerotransport - JAT
Registration: YU-AJN
C/n / msn: 47579/693
First flight: 1973
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 44
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 50
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2,5 km (1.6 mls) from Beograd Airport (BEG) (   Serbia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Paris (unknown airport), France
Destination airport:Beograd Airport (BEG/LYBE), Serbia
Narrative:
Landed 2570 m short after visual contact with runway was lost; evacuated and caught fire. Weather: Wind calm; visib. 2500 m, 7/8 stratocumulus at 1500 m; temp. 8°C; 1020 mb.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground

Sources:
» Flight International 05.12.1974 (780)


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