Airplane Crash - Near Damascus, Syria 08/20/1975

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Damascus, Syria


Date08/20/1975
Time01:15
LocationNear Damascus, Syria
OperatorCeskoslovenske Aerolinie
Flight #542
RoutePrague, Czechoslovakia - Damascus, Syria
TypeIlyushin IL-62
RegistrationOK-DBF
Cn/In31502
Aboard128
Fatalities126
Ground0
SummaryThe airliner crashed into a sandy knoll, 10 miles NE of Damascus during an approach to Damascus International Airport. Failure of the crew to maintain the minimum flight altitude.

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