Airplane Crash - Leipzig-Halle, East Germany 09/01/1975

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Leipzig-Halle, East Germany


Date09/01/1975
LocationLeipzig-Halle, East Germany
OperatorInterflug
RouteStuttgart - Leipzig
TypeTupolev TU-134
RegistrationDM-SCD
Cn/In9350702
Aboard34
Fatalities26
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft descended below the glide path and struck a radio tower short of the runway. The captain was sentenced to 5 years in prison, the co-pilot, navigator and radio officer received 3 year sentences each. The plane collided with the radio tower because the pilot was flying below the minimum flight altitude.

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