Airplane Crash - Near Innsbruck, Austria 02/29/1964

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Innsbruck, Austria


Date02/29/1964
Time14:14
LocationNear Innsbruck, Austria
OperatorBritish Eagle International Airlines
Flight #802
RouteLondon - Innsbruck
TypeBristol Britannia 312
RegistrationG-AOVO
Cn/In13423
Aboard83
Fatalities83
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft crashed into Mt. Glungezer and then slid down a gorge, 10 miles ESE of the airport while in a holding pattern. The pilot descended below the minimum safe altitude in an apparent attempt to penetrate the overcast flying VFR in IFR conditions.

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