Airplane Crash - Sofia, Bulgaria 01/10/1984

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Sofia, Bulgaria


Date01/10/1984
LocationSofia, Bulgaria
OperatorBalkan Bulgarian Airlines
RouteBerlin - Sofia
TypeTupolev TU-134A
RegistrationLZ-TUR
Cn/In4352308
Aboard50
Fatalities50
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft struck power lines and crashed into a forest during a snowstorm while attempting to land. A go-around was attempted at 300 ft. but the plane struck power lines and crashed 2.5 miles short of the runway. The crew descended below decision altitude while trying to make visual contact with the runway.

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