Airplane Crash - Near Rijeka, Yugoslavia 05/23/1971

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Rijeka, Yugoslavia


Date05/23/1971
Time20:00
LocationNear Rijeka, Yugoslavia
OperatorAviogenex (Yugoslavia)
Flight #130
RouteLondon - Rijeka
TypeTupolev TU-134A
RegistrationYU-AHZ
Cn/In1351205
Aboard83
Fatalities78
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft crashed on landing at Rijeka Airport during a heavy rain storm. After a too rapid descent, the aircraft landed extremely hard on the runway causing the left wing to separate. The aircraft turned over and slid 2,300 ft. and burst into flames. Improper handling of the flight and engine controls. Optical illusion due to the intense rain which caused a refraction of light.

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