Airplane Crash - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 09/27/1977

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Date09/27/1977
LocationKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
OperatorJapan Air Lines
Flight #715
RouteHong Kong - Kuala Lumpur
TypeMcDonnell Douglas DC-8-62H
RegistrationJA-8051
Cn/In46152/550
Aboard79
Fatalities34
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft struck a hill 4 miles short of the runway while on a VOR approach during a thunderstorm. Crew error. Descended below MDA.

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