Airplane Crash - Diemas, Syria 08/09/1974

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Diemas, Syria


Date08/09/1974
LocationDiemas, Syria
OperatorMilitary - Canadian Air Force
RouteBeirut, Lebanon - Damascas, Syria
Typede Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo
Registration115461
Aboard9
Fatalities9
Ground0
SummaryOn a routine United Nations flight to Damascus, Syria, from Beirut, Lebanon, climbed eastward over the Lebanese highlands. Apparently painted by Syrian radar and subsequently as it neared the village of Diemas, the decision was made to launch several SAM missiles, one of which destroyed the aircraft.

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