Airplane Crash - Near Maskeliya, Sri Lanka 12/04/1974

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Maskeliya, Sri Lanka


Date12/04/1974
Time22:15
LocationNear Maskeliya, Sri Lanka
OperatorMartinair Holland NV
RouteSurabaya - Jeddah
TypeMcDonnell Douglas DC-8-55F
RegistrationPH-MHB
Cn/In45818/242
Aboard191
Fatalities191
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft impacted high ground during approach. The crew descended below a safe altitude due to a position error resulting from misinterpretation of Doppler and weather radar.

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