Airplane Crash - Ben Gashir, Libya 01/02/1971

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Ben Gashir, Libya


Date01/02/1971
LocationBen Gashir, Libya
OperatorUnited Arab Airlines
Flight #844
RouteAlgers - Boumediene
Typede Havilland Comet 4C
RegistrationSU-ALC
Cn/In6439
Aboard16
Fatalities16
Ground0
SummaryCrashed 7 kms from the runway in a sandstorm. Decision to land while visibility was below company minimums for that particular airport at night.

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