JAT Yugoslav Airlines Maganik Crash


JAT Yugoslav Airlines Maganik Crash

Infobox Airliner accident|name=JAT Yugoslav Airlines Maganik crash
Date=September 11, 1973
Type= Control tower error, radar malfunction
Site=Near Titograd, SR Montenegro, Yugoslavia
Fatalities=41
Injuries=N/A
Aircraft Type=Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle 6-N
Operator=JAT Yugoslav Airlines
Registration Number=YU-AHD
Passengers=35
Crew=6
Survivors=0

A JAT Yugoslav Airlines ( _sr. Југословенски Аеротранспорт or "Jugoslovenski Aerotransport") flight, carried out by a Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle 6-N (Registration: YU-AHD), was nearing its end completing a scheduled domestic flight from Skopje, SR Macedonia to Titograd (today known as Podgorica), SR Montenegro when it crashed into Maganik mountain killing all 41 passengers and crew, along with the aircraft being written off.

Accident

The flight, a scheduled domestic flight from Skopje Airport to Titograd Airport was nearing its end. Allegedly, the flight was instructed to start decent, althrough the aircraft was not visible on radar (which were allegedly not working well at the time) nor could the control tower staff make visual contact with the aircraft. At the time of the flight, there weren't any qualified staff at the control tower in Titograd. The flight was asked to decend to a flight level of 6,000 feet or a height it saw fit. The aircraft crashed into the peak of Babin Zub on Maganik mountain. All 41 people on board died in the accident.

ee also

* List of accidents and incidents involving airliners by airline

ources

* [http://www.avijacija.co.yu/nesrece/730911.html All Yugoslav Airline accidents]
* [http://www.dnevnik.co.yu/modules.php?name=News&file=print&sid=6911 Dnevnik Online]
* [http://www.zrenjaninske.com/stari/Foto/24/v_planinar.jpgView of Babin Zub peak from Medjedji Vrh peak]


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