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Last updated: 20 January 2022
Date:Monday 1 June 1970
Time:03:12 UTC
Type:Tupolev Tu-104A
Operator:CSA Ceskoslovenské Aerolinie
Registration: OK-NDD
MSN: 96601803
First flight: 1959
Engines: 2 Mikulin AM-3M
Crew:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:5,5 km (3.4 mls) S of Tripoli International Airport (TIP) (   Libya)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Praha-Ruzyne International Airport (PRG/LKPR), Czech Republic
Destination airport:Tripoli International Airport (TIP/HLLT), Libya
After two failed visual approaches to runway 18, the pilot decided to try runway 36. The aircraft hit the ground 5,5 km South of the runway with a speed of 350 km/h. The aircraft caught fire.

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photo of Tupolev-Tu-104A-OK-NDD
accident date: 01-06-1970
type: Tupolev Tu-104A
registration: OK-NDD

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Praha-Ruzyne International Airport to Tripoli International Airport as the crow flies is 1927 km (1204 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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