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Last updated: 20 April 2021
Datum:Dienstag 18 Januar 1977
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic LJ25 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 25B
Fluggesellschaft:Yugoslav Government
Kennzeichen: YU-BJH
Werknummer: 25-186
Baujahr: 1975
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 8
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:30 km (18.8 Meilen) W of Sarajevo Airport (SJJ) (   Bosnien-Herzegowina)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Official state flight
Flug von:Beograd Airport (BEG/LYBE),
Flug nach:Sarajevo Airport (SJJ/LQSA), Bosnien-Herzegowina
A Learjet 25B corporate jet was destroyed when it flew into the side of a mountain near Sarajevo. The airplane was carrying Yugoslav Prime Minister Dzemal Bijedic. The pilot initiated the procedural turn on approach was initiated 5.5 km further than prescribed and below the minimum altitude. Also, the airspeed was
69 km/h higher than permitted on approach.

» Flight International 21 January 1978
» The Bryan Times - Jan 19, 1977


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Distance from Beograd Airport to Sarajevo Airport as the crow flies is 191 km (119 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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