Airplane Crash - Zurich, Switzerland 01/18/1971

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Zurich, Switzerland


Date01/18/1971
Time15:49
LocationZurich, Switzerland
OperatorBalkan Bulgarian Airlines
Flight #LZ130
RouteParis - Zurich - Sofia
TypeIlyushin IL-18
RegistrationLZ-BED
Cn/In186009002
Aboard47
Fatalities45
Ground0
SummaryThe crew decided while on the ground at Paris not to stop at Zurich but later, while in flight, changed their minds when they received reports of improving weather. The plane crashed during the approach to Zurich after drifting to the right and below the glide path. The left wing tip and landing gear struck the ground first.

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